Duck themed baby dress

30 Aug

Hand sewn baby dress with duck decorations

After a little break from my sewing machine it was back out to make a present for a friend who is having a baby in September.  A group of us met up over the August bank holiday weekend for afternoon tea at The Charlotte Street Hotel for a low key Baby Shower.  This was my contribution.

I used the same pattern as the top and shorts for a baby shower present by extending the length of the top. For this dress I decided to keep the material and decoration simple.

Extending sewing pattern for handmade children's dress

I have a fondness for ducks so when I found these buttons and ribbon at The Cloth Shop, an amazing Aladdin’s Den in Wood Green, I was sold on the decoration for this simple dress.

Duck buttons

Duck ribbon

As a finishing touch I added a label inside which came free with my subscription to Craftseller last month.  I’m yet to make anything from the magazine but loved this freebie, it finishes garments off with an extra special touch.

Handsewn clothes labels

I made the dress in the pattern’s Small size so it may be a while before it gets worn but I thought the style would work whatever the weather – with a top and tights for winter and on its own for summer.  Fingers crossed the plan comes together!

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