Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fat quarter baby dress

My mom handed me a generic white baby wrap top a few weeks ago. I knew just what to do with it. A friend just had her first girl, so it was destined to become a dress for her. This is the simplest of sewing projects.
Cut a fat quarter in half. I cut through the selvage, so I could use the finished edges (you can certainly finish the edges too). Sew the short, raw edges together. Press.

Press one long edge up about 3/8" and then turn over again to create a finished hem. Stitch.

Stitch two rows of gathering stitches along long, unfinished edge.

Open wrap top. Gather skirt and pin right sides of top and skirt together. Stitch.

You can attach buttons, ribbons, yo-yo's or a host of other fun doodads. Ta da! You just made a baby dress in less than an hour. There's still time to cook dinner!


  1. so cute! what a great baby gift!
    makes me wish i had a girl to sew for....

    hope you are well.

  2. I featured your adorable dress on my Fiber Arts Examiner column!