Monday, January 13, 2014

DIY Baby Dress: The Aurthi


Back in December, I showcased some of my sewing projects at my work's annual Talent Show.  Surprisingly enough, my colleagues were very impressed with my work.  Pretty good for someone who has only been sewing for a year huh?

At the talent show, one of my colleagues asked if I could make a gift for a friend of hers who recently had a baby girl.  I sent her a few ideas, we discussed back and forth and then decided on this:



Cute huh?  I just love the owl fabric. 



 


Here is the view of the back:




As you can see this is a 1 piece dress, which is actually more of a pinafore since it doesn't close in the back.



 Another view of the back:

  

I used kam snaps for the closures.  These snaps are pretty much my favorite thing to use whenever I can.  So easy to put on and incredibly durable.  Just don't iron them... they melt... I learned that the hard way.

  


 


But wait, that's not all folks... This dress is fully reversible!!


Here's the other side:






Nothing better than a garment that can be worn in multiple ways, right?











The pattern I used for this dress is the Aurthi. Want a link to the pattern? Leave me a comment.  

I actually pattern tested this pattern before the designer released it and it is one of my all-time favorite patterns! 

It is really simple since it is only 2 pieces to sew together.  I'd definitely recommend this to a beginner seamstress because of it's simplicity, but also because the tutorial that comes along with the pattern is incredibly detailed and walks you through every step of the way.  There are also several design options included so the pattern has some nice versatility to it. 


 I also decided to make a matching bib to go along with the dress.  Here's a link to my previous post about how to make the bibs in case you missed it: DIY Baby Bibs



I'm really loving how these bibs are turning out. 



I just gave the finished item to my colleague today and she loved them.  Hopefully the new mama will love them as well!


65 comments:

  1. I love your owl fabric. So cute. I totally just finished a dress like this for my girl. The pattern I had was for 18 months. I had to make it bigger to fit her since she is almost 4 years old. I saw your project on pinterest and was like, "Oh my gosh, I just did this same thing!"

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    1. Thanks Jackie! Isn't it such a great pattern? I use it a lot!

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  2. I am so excited to gift this to my friend! I know she'll love it--particularly the color choices since she said she was overwhelmed by pink having a new girl. Thank you so much!

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    1. Katie! I'm so sorry I missed your comment until now! I hope she likes it!

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  3. Great fabric choices! I have a soft spot for bright colors.

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  4. This is adorable!! Going to attempt it for my very first sewing project for my daughter!

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  5. It is easy to put on. I was looking for an idea to make my baby's dress for her big coming event. Thanks for the sharing!

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  6. Where can I get the dress pattern I would like to make it for my great granddaughter

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  7. ¿Dónde puedo conseguir el modelo de vestido me gustaría hacerlo para mi nieta

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  8. ¿Dónde puedo conseguir el modelo de vestido me gustaría hacerlo para mi nieta

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  9. Hi there, Just wondered how the dress stays on - I couldn't see how the back wrapping stays together? Very cute.

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  10. So where can I buy this pattern? I live in Australia.

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  11. HI. is the pattern still available?

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  12. This is really cute >< i wanna make one for my baby too

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  13. I really think it is a super cute and versatile pattern and would love to make it for my grandkids

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  14. Lovely! Would look fantastic on my friends babygirl 🤗. Is there the pattern still? (Fannyvanmarcke@hotmail.com)

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  15. This is just the cutest and it looks so easy! Is the pattern still available?

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  16. This is just the type of little dress I was looking for. Is the pattern still available?

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  17. this is amazing! congrats. How can I get the pattern? please!

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  18. If you are still offering this pattern, I'd love to make the dress for my granddaughter.

    Thank you.

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  19. Love the dress! Looks absolutely cute. I can't wait to make one

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  20. I would love to make this little dress! I have just the fabric too

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  21. So adorable! Can't wait to make this. Thanks!

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  22. Whats a beautiful baby dress! How can I do to get the pattern? I would really like do sew ond of that to my girl

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  23. hi i´d like a pattern please .. i loved it!

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  24. Is the pattern still available? Where can I get it pleeeease? :-)

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  25. Hi, is this pattern still available. I have a 9 month old niece and would love to make it for her.

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  26. Hi do you still have this pattern? It's so lovely

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  27. Encantador el modelo,aún tiene disponible el patrón

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  28. Babies are less likely to develop a flat spot on their skull. The pediatric association recommends placing them on their back to prevent SIDS; however this position often causes a flat spot on the back of their soft skulls. Automobilinės kėdutės

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  29. I would love the link to this pattern!

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  30. Hi, would love to have the link to this pattern. My girls will love the dress.

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  31. Can you please send me the pattern? thank you so much vanessaviana33@gmail.com

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  32. Hi can you please send me the pattern too ? MY email is andreaocchineri@gmail.com Thank-you so much !

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  33. Hi can you please send me the pattern too ? MY email is andreaocchineri@gmail.com Thank-you so much !

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  34. hi.. can i have the pattern .. my email is ninadahalan@gmail.com.. really love the pattern. hope to make it for my daughter

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  35. Is the pattern still available? I would love to use it!

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  36. I would like to have the pattern as well, lots of grand baby girls who will look so cute in this.

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  37. This is awesome! Is the pattern still available??? Sure would appreciate your sending it! Thanks so very much !

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  38. What a perfect gift!! I would love the pattern if it's still available!
    lisashearstyle@gmail.com
    Thanks Lisa

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  39. Could I please have the pattern if still available, I would like to make it for my great granddaughter.Thank you.
    vorties@gmail.com

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  40. Will your carrier be suitable for a baby of all sizes and could your partner who is a different size and build be able to wear it too Steve

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  41. Could I please have the pattern if it’s still available. Ceccato2 (at) gmail.com.

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  42. I love this dress! Can i please get a link for the pattern? My email is beebello@gmail.com

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  43. Please could you send me the pattern? Pretty please!

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  44. Me encanta! Podrias enviarme el patron para una niña de 2 años? Muchas gracias. Un saludo.Pilar

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  45. Soy Pilar y novata como veras. MI correo es: pilarllovet@gmail.com

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  46. Love the little dress - i'd love the pattern!

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  48. Jolie robe serait il possible d'avoir le patron pour la faire pour ma petite fille pour noël. Je vous donne mon adresse mail mg93@hotmail.fr je vous remercie sincèrement pour votre partage

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  49. I love this design and now i have a baby for doing it can u send me the pattern please to murcimurci@gmail.com

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  50. Muito lindo ....poderia me enviar o molde deste vestido? elianadoprado@gmail.com

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  51. This is a seriously great pattern, please if you still are sharing could I also have it secretary.efdcc@hotmail.com, Cheers

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  52. I wold love to have the link these are so pretty and looks comfortable. awil298@yahoo.com

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  53. Hi! Is the pattern available? I'm learning to make clothes for my 2 months old baby girl, and I'd love to try this design! Thanks from Argentina!

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  54. Just had my first granddaughter and would love to make her some dresses like I use to do with my girls!!! Thanks!

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