Learning to make your own baby dress is another great way to show love to your babies. With just basic knowledge in sewing, you can create cute baby dresses just by following these simple video tutorial by A Fate So Twisted.
Fist thing that we need to do is to cut out the patterns for the body and sleeve.
Next is deciding on the color or style of the cloth we want to use . In this tutorial, were gonna use two different designs for the body and the sleeves.
Fold the cloth that we’re gonna use for sleeves and iron them so we could easily trace and cut once we put the patterns on top. Leave enough room for the pattern cut outs. Do this for the body patterns too.
Cut the cloth using the pattern of the sleeve and leave a space about an inch and a half at the bottom part.
Now let’s cut the 2 parts for the body out from the pattern that we have. Same thing from what we did on the sleeves.
They should now look like these.
Lets unfold them’and iron those creases out.
Now after were done with the creases the next step we need to do is pin the first sleeve to the body and start stitching it.
We’ll do that to the 2nd sleeve too.
They should now look similar to this.
Flip it over and align it on the other part of the body.
Let us now stitch those sleeves to the second pattern of the body.
They should now look like this.
The next thing we need to do is iron the bottom part of the sleeves. This is part where we put a space at step 4.
Let’s do this also to the 2nd sleeve that we have.
We’ll also put a space in the neckline for the same purpose but we don’t need to iron this part.
Stitch the sleeves and the collar part. remember to leave an opening for the elastics to be inserted.
Insert the elastics using safety pins to make it easier to go through the holes.
Let’s stitch to lock those elastics.
Check the measurement of the arm width.
Stitch the other end of the elastic after figuring out the desired measurements for the arm width.
Cut the excess of the elastic bands.
This is how it should look by now.
Let’s pin them up both sides from the arm pit area to the sides of the body so we could get ready for sewing.
Let’s now start sewing the body of the dress to close it.
This is now how it should look like. I put markings on the sides to have a better view on where the stitch should go.
Insert the elastic in the holes that we left on the neckline portion , similar to what we did with sleeves.
Close the elastics by stitching them after we managed to get the exact measurement for the neckline.
Neaten up the edge by stitching a zigzag line on the sides and at the bottom part of the dress.
We can now add designs at the bottom of the dress to have that fabulous look!
Sew the design around the bottom of the dress.
And our pretty little Baby dress is done!