Yesterday morning an early swim before the boys woke up inspired me to flick through my Ottobre magazines to find something quick and easy to make for Madelyn, who is growing super fast and will fit that little dress Novy made her in no time, but also be grown out of all her current 000 wardrobe. She is a massive 5.6kgs and 58cm which is off the charts for girls on both accounts!
I came across this little pinni top pattern in the 1/08 edition but added 2" length to turn it into a cool summer dress for the hot days we are finally getting. I altered the embellishment a little too since I couldn't find the right button. I almost embroidered the dress instead but in the end the thought of hooping for the embroidery machine put me off and I thought the flower would be cute anyway.
The feature fabric is some "fresh cut" I have been hanging onto for a while - I liked it but only got a fat quarter and there isn't much that can be done with a piece that size. Luckily it was perfect for this dress, and perhaps a pair of shoes to match. The flower is doublesided - it has the apple green fabric on the back. I also splurged and bought some Mettler "Silky" thread for the top stitching and I love it. I might have to do another with a pretty machine stitch between the feature and the plain instead of a plain straight stitch. It is a great fit on Miss Madelyn, here's my little model again:
Emma may recognise the background for these photos - it's the back of the gorgeous quilt she made Madelyn to welcome her to the world.