I was waiting for better light, but who was I kidding ...
This little dress is for our little niece. Her mother asked whether I'd like to sew something for her to wear on her christening day after the ceremony. Of course I said yes. The only wish was that the dress be lilac, otherwise I had free reign.
I chose a pattern from the most recent Ottobre Design magazine. Here you can see a picture of the dress as it appears in the magazine. I had enough of this lilac Alexander Henry Heath fabric to make the dress and I chose the Loulouthi Clippings print for the piping and little bow to add a bit of contrast.
That little bow was quite tricky to make, but it sure does look cute!
As does the bubble hem! The dress is fully lined with a white cotton muslin. It was really fun seeing how this pattern comes together. The only part I'm not completely happy with is the "invisible" zipper in the back, which I wasn't able to make as invisible as I'd have liked.
Fortunately, there will be a cute baby wearing it, distracting from any imperfections in the craftsmanship! :-) I can't wait to see it on her!