Irie Momma

Paper Doll Dress

Posted on: October 13, 2009

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I made this adorable dress for Lily from Lil Blue Boo’s Paper Doll Dress Pattern.  As soon as she posted the pattern I just knew I HAD TO HAVE IT! It is  fall in Colorado and warmer dresses are a must. The girl can only wear so much corduroy so it is great to have something a little different. The dress looks great with tights and a long sleeved onesie, but would look just as cute with bare legs and a short sleeved shirt.

The dress was super easy to make and I can’t say enough good things about this pattern. It was simple to follow with excellent color pictures and descriptive instructions. There are a lot of ideas to customize the dress too, which is great. I chose to do the baggy pockets and extended the shoulder straps so they would hang down a little longer in the front. Everything about this dress screams “Lily”!!

Isn’t it cute how the straps cross in the back?

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Lily wore this dress on Sunday when we still had company in and out of the house for her birthday. Everyone was shocked that I had made this dress because it looks so professional. Remember, I’ve only been sewing for a couple months, so if I can pull off a dress that looks this good I’m pretty sure anybody can!!! I will be using this pattern again and again.

 Now I’m looking for a cute, long sleeved dress pattern for an infant. Lily is wearing 6-12 month clothes still and it seems most of the patterns for long sleeved dresses are for toddlers. Yes, I could modify a bigger pattern for her, but I’d rather not! I found this adorable fabric on Etsy and really want to make a cute, long sleeved cotton dress. Any ideas???

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