Monday, April 11, 2011

An Easter Manhattan Dress! & a little walking too!!

I have been wanting the sewing book Sewing Clothes Kids Love for some time. I have seen lots of other blogs swing beautiful outfits form this book. It has boys and girl clothes in it. This is the first outfit I have sewn from this book, the Manhattan dress. I will say it has a ton of pieces to cut out but came out beautifully! I am going to use this dress as Sweet pea's Easter instead of her ruffle dress. My hubby really likes this dress even better! (I used the Nicey Jane fabric for this dress, I really love this fabric!!)
Warning! Lots of photos of a silly toddler! She was in a very playful mood while I was trying to take her picture.

The back of the dress laces up for a very nice fitted look. I really love the back of this dress, it reminds me of a princess dress. I used a sheer ribbon for the ties and a gross grain for the loops. The back of this dress is longer than the front and the skirt is flowy (is that a word??).

I had to put this picture in here, it is out of focus but what a very sweet face!

The front of the bodice looks to be a curved shape so I placed piping anlong the curve to make it stand out more. Another part of this dress I really love!

Sweet pea is walking here! She can only take a few steps at time still but she is really trying hard. :) She will be 15 months soon but I think with four kids her being a bit behind might not be a bad thing. ;)

We are very pround of her, she has come a long way since she started therapy! Soon she will be running all over the house.

Happy Sewing!!



  1. I love the dress - so cute! She looks like she loves it too! :)

  2. Agree, manhattan dress has so much little pieces to cut & sew. I didn't get a right size of this dress for my girl, so I decided to make the pattern myself, pheuww. I'm glad you didn't have to do that, do you ?

    And send my hug & congratulation to Sweet Pea


  3. Dewi Citra, no I didn't but on the back lining peice I had sewn two pieces upside down and had to tare out stitches to fix it. That and I forot to to add seam allowances, lol, but Sweet pea is on the skinner side so it came out fitting her just right!

  4. Love the dress, really cute... She looks adorable wearing it :)

  5. I just LOVE the lacing in the back!!! It is so pretty!

  6. So cute.

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