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itty bitty love

By Monday, March 7, 2011 , ,

Itty bitty sewing for an itty bitty baby. I've had this pattern "stashed" {bookmarked} for awhile now because it's just so cute. It's the Itty Bitty Baby Dress by Made by Rae - and let me tell you... it's really itty bitty! It's also free so I bookmarked it ages ago.

When I found out our friends were expecting I was {not so} secretly hoping they'd be having a girl. I really wanted to give this pattern a go. I kept asking Lukas, "Do they know yet?", till he had to tell me to stop asking. But it turns out they are expecting a little girl in May. Let the tiny dress sewing begin!

This dress, with the pattern and step-by-step instructions was simple to put together. What really got me the entire time I was sewing was just how tiny this dress really is. I kept wondering, 'is this ever going to fit?' When I gave it to the new parents I was sure to let them know it's new born size.

For my first try at this dress I stuck closely to the pattern/directions. The one change I made was when it came to finishing the hem. I had trouble sewing on the called for binding. It wasn't as neat as I wanted it to be. So, I chucked the binding and opted for a rolled hem. I think it worked and made the dress very simple and casual.

I also raised the neck line in the back as Rae offers as a modification. This totally helps differentiate front from back. But even if I hadn't done this the back would be pretty obvious. I added a cute little tag from the left-over selvage of some Amy Butler {used here}. Some itty bitty LOVE.

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  1. so cute! I love this pattern.

  2. That selvage tag is the greatest little touch ever!! Thanks for the pattern link. I may have to try that one... a know a newborn little girl that NEEDS a Heather Ross/Made by Rae, Itty Bitty Baby Dress. ; )

  3. @Jessica - Thanks! It really is a great little pattern.

    @Adrianne - My goodness... This dress would be wonderful in Heather Ross!!

  4. that is the cutest thing EVER! i love your selvage tag- genious!!