The cut-out dress comes in two different length options (tunic or dress). I picked half way between the two lengths for baby girl since she tends to be a bit longer than what her width size matches! My babies are such little skinny minnies! The dress has some ease to allow for layering too! Great for those of you who live in the cooler climates! It's in the 80's here so it's fantastic as it is!
There are several different options for the cut-out in the back for the different holidays, and you can applique the images on the front as well! I decided to just go with the cutout in the back. I loved the look of the dress from the front as it was.
At first Baby girl did not want to have anything to do with the ties on the side. I had to tie it in the back like a halter to keep it from falling off her. It was the only way she would not fuss over the ties! I bribed her with cookies to be able to tie them around the shoulders.
Check out Bella Sunshine Designs (affiliate) and take a look at the Cutout Holiday Dress and the other patterns she has out (the banded skirt is super cute too!). Right now the dress is on sale for 20% off using the code BLOGTOUR.
I have to say I am super excited about the dress! All the seams are closed. The neck and shoulder are enclosed in the bias tape, the waist is enclosed in the lining and the skirt pieces are sewn with a french seam! I love it when it comes together so simple and wonderfully!
Of course I had to go with the hardest shape, the curves and points, for the cut out. LOL! But what would it be without the challenge? I am going to keep practicing with the turning and the topstitching! But as I look at these pictures I just can't help but love it!
These are the other ladies sewing up some awesome cut out dresses in a range of sizes!