I have a granddaughter due in a few months too. This project is for her. I wanted to make this outfit as girly as possible, so I used lace. I absolutely love lace! When I pinned THIS idea about using a variety of lace to change the look of fabric, I got a little excited thinking about the possibilities for those pieces of lace I've saved. To test out this idea, I wanted to try a simple pattern, so I chose the Little Geranium dress and diaper cover, which is a free pattern at Made by Rae. It's designed for a child 0-3 months. Lucky me, one of my granddaughters who was visiting fits perfectly into a 3 months size. So while she was here, I finished the details on this outfit and tried it on her but she wasn't in the mood to have her photo taken - imagine a 3 month old feeling that way!
I started with this white swimsuit cover-up that my youngest daughter gave to me to refashion.
Once I liked how the lace looked, I sewed all the lace directly onto the bodice trying to keep the stitches close to the edges of the lace. Then I preceded to sew the dress as instructed.Here's a close-up of the finished bodice:
I used clear buttons so the lace remained the focal point of the dress.
Once this next granddaughter is born, I'm guessing this outfit will fit her right around August.
To see this on my granddaughter, go to THIS post! xoxo Grandma
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