Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flannel Onesie Dresses for Winter

My Mom was visiting this weekend with her handy travel sewing machine and we made my daughter 2 oneise dresses and this precious ruffle shirt. I love the pink damask, but didn't buy the fabric long enough and couldn't really put a mini skirt on an 11 month old. So, we decided to sew the fabric onto the bottom of the dress like a skirt. Well, that made us laugh hysterically because when we put it on her it went to her ankles as a pencil skirt. Babies don't like pencil skirts. I could not even hold her on my hip. So, we cut it all off and made a ruffle. I honestly love the goofup! This'll look sweet with blue jeans and pink shoes!
Our other two dresses turned out beautifully! This one was made to match a pair of pea green shoes I love, but don't have much for her to wear with. The colors are a muted peach, bold tangerine, pea and celery green.

One thing I love about these fabrics from a local quilt store if the matching is all done for you. They had about 10 patterns all coordinating in these colors. It was easy to decide and feel confident it would work.
This flannel Christmas dress will be soft, warm, and comfy for the holiday parties coming up.

It perfectly matches a pair of Christmas argyle leg warmers I bought on clearance last year. That is one of the reasons I love making her clothing- I can make sure it matches existing pieces!
Thanks Mom for sharing your talents, time and thread with Abby and I. She'll wear her Nana dresses with pride.