With all the trimmings!
I made this for my brother's sister-in-law's brand new baby girl. She asked for a watermelon dress and I can't lie I though "Oh how fun!" Sweet pea has pasted this stage in life (sniff, sniff) with all those ruffles on the bloomers and bonnets. Well, I am still working on the hair bow thing with her she is at the moment winning....
The dress is a Creation by Michie" #120 with no real mods made it but I did resize it down to a newborn size. The little baby is a teeny tiny size so it has to fit the new little miss. I used Kona cotton fabric for the entire outfit, I love the feel of the fabric for summer time. I made the seed appliques with black fabric with a simple straight stitch around the border.
For the bloomers I used my serger to make the ruffles. I cut three strips of fabric 1 1/4" the entire width of the fabric then I did a rolled narrow hem on both sides of the strips. I love these little ruffles most of all!
The bonnet was a free pattern from Mommy's Apron Strings.
I resized this pattern as well to fit a newborn. I made the ruffle on the bonnet as the same as the bloomers and added smaller "seeds" the red brim. I also made the matching hair bow so the baby's mama too.
I thought about having a "modeled" shot of this outfit on Sweet pea's baby doll but I knew she would then think it was for her dolly and not the new baby. She already is a bit jealous of me sewing for anyone other than her. Poor little girl.
I hope her mommy and grandma love this outfit!