When I was planning the fabric I thought about Alice in Wonderland and thought it would be cute using this dress. We had Tea and Testimony with the local MOPS group and I had wanted to have it finished by then, but no luck since I wanted to finish the printed 'Be You, Bravely' mug rugs first!
But, we had a birthday party that Saturday, and it was the perfect opportunity for a dress. Party worthy.
Baby girl in her Firecracker Dress by GYCT Designs (affiliate) size 12-24 mos. It is slightly big, but it should last her until we get our 'winter'.
I printed out images on the front and back panel instead of using a solid or patterned fabric to create the theme and add interest. I used the same method for printing on fabric as I had on the printed mug rugs.
Instead of using fabric for the straps I used a coordinating sheer ribbon with finished ends.
I used the sew along tutorials for a banded hem and more traditional straps. The pattern has the straps extend the length of the bodice on the outside, which is super cute and I am thinking of making a 4th of July top as the pattern is directed.
I cut at the tunic length before adding the banded hem, then cut the banded hem to allow for the extra length I wanted. She is still pretty tiny so it works perfectly for her.
I am already planning another dress using this pattern. Granted, sew time is limited so hopefully I will have time to complete it before the 4th of July!
Can you spot the Cheshire Cat? ;)The Pattern:
The Firecracker Dress by GYCT Designs (affiliate) come with sizes ranging from 3 months to 12. It has great directions, simple to construct and incredible tips from the sew along for beginners to reference! GYCT Designs (through the sew along) even offers a video tutorial for how to hand stitch the bodice lining!