11 Mar 10

Sunny Dress

The inspiration: a pair of shoes by Goody Goody that were too cute to not be bought.

The starting point: Butterick B4110, a great pattern for beginner or experienced sewers with a lot of different options.

The twist: Calico appliqués to repeat the carrot, turnip and beet motif on the shoes. Stitch witchery + embroidery thread to secure the appliqué pieces, and we’re in business.

The finishing touches: Velcro closures on the back, since babies spend a lot of time on their backs and don’t need buttons digging into them, a pair of britches to go underneath, a crocheted sun hat, and we have the trimmings for the most styling little bean under the sun.