Babies tend to make a mess and they grow really fast too. Use an old, but to small favourite and make your own pattern for this two-in-one-dress. Just turn it inside out when it gets messy.
Lay the old dress on a thin sheet of paper and trace around the outside of the back piece. Lenghten the straps, bodice and the skirt to make it a size bigger. Add a tiny bit of width too, but not much as they grow most in the length.
To make sure your pattern is symmetrical, fold your drawing along the middle and cut it out. This is you pattern for the back piece.
To make the front piece lay your pattern on a new sheet of paper and trace it.
Shorten it like this:
Fold and cut out.
Place the pattern on a piece of fabric and cut around the pattern leaving enough room on the edge of each piece for a seam. Cut two of each piece. Mark the middle top and bottom of the pieces so that you can easily fit them together later. Also cut a pocket if you want one.
Fold in and iron the pocket edges. Sew the top seam and sew the pockets to the front pieces. Right sides together sew skirts front to back on both dresses.Then put one dress inside the other, right sides together and sew them together along the top edge of the bodice. Leave an opening in the neckline. Clip seams at curves:
Here comes the tricky part: Turn the dress right side out and pin together the bottom edge with 4 pins or so. Dont worry about the raw edges, you will pin it again soon. Then turn the dress inside out. The bottom edge and the dress lining is now in a weird loop. It doesent look right, but it is. Line up the raw edges, pin and sew the bottom edge seam.
Turn inside out and press all seams. Turn right side out, pin the opening in the neckline and sew along the top edge of the bodice and the bottom edge of skirt.
This is a free baby dress pattern from pickles.no. We’ll be thrilled if you use it. Please link to us if you do;)