I forgot to show you these dresses I sewed a few weeks ago.
My intention was for them to be a match for the Everyday Baby sweater prototypes. I thought my niece could wear them together as full outfits.
As it turns out, I love the sweaters, and I love the little dresses, but I don’t like them together, especially in the tiny sizes. Oh well. No biggie!
These first few I made using the free Infant Peasant Dress printable pattern from Sew Much Ado.
It would probably be more accurate to say that I used the pattern pieces, but I went my own way with assembly. It turns out the shapes in this pattern are nearly identical to the ones in my favorite shirt pattern (Simplicity 3835) so I just put the dresses together in the same manner that I have sewn about a million shirts for myself.
It wasn’t until I went back later and looked at the instructions that I noticed she constructs the garment entirely differently. It’s all good. Either way works.
Since I’m super comfortable with this pattern, and since my niece won’t be a size 0-3 months forever, and since I do have a 2-year-old niece as well, and a couple of little girl friends who are almost five, and I think it would be fun to sew for all of them, I sprung for the Polly Peasant Dress pattern (also from Sew Much Ado), which is essentially the same as the 0-3 month freebie, but includes 10 sizes up to 6 years.
I sewed the hedgehogs in the 3-6 month size. Or was it 6-9? I forget now and the pattern is all the way upstairs 😉
It’s funny that despite evidence to the contrary, I still believe that these dresses are a perfect match for my little sweater pattern. I’m telling myself that the problem has been in the tiny sizes, and that it might be a different story if I tried it in a toddler or preschooler size.
I’m feeling quite stubborn about this, which means once I am done with the selfish knitting I’ve been working on, I will probably cast on a bigger size Everyday Baby sweater (or work up a prototype for the Everyday Kid adaptation I’ve been considering), and sew up an equally bigger Polly Peasant Dress to go with it. If (when) I do, I will be sure to share my results here!
P.P.S. I have no affiliation with Sew Much Ado. I’m just a happy customer 🙂