As many of you know I am currently pregnant with my first baby and we are having a little girl. I have found that I LOVE sewing for little girls and plan on making most of her clothes, at least for the first year.
One thing that I love about sewing for a baby is that it takes so little fabric. One thing that I have been finding myself doing a lot recently is scowering the thrift stores for vintage sheets/pillowcases and even large skirts etc... that I could use as fabric to make something for a baby. The other day I found this awesome vintage pillowcase for a dollar and found that it was the perfect amount of fabric to make a little baby dress.
I used New Look 6576 to make a simple baby jumper and it was perfect. I followed Leslie's suggestions for making a full lining instead of a half lining which turned out great. For that I used 3/4 of a yard of some old gingham that my mother had stashed away for the last 2o years. I think the most expensive part of the whole dress was the buttons. All in all the dress cost about $2.50 and took about an hour to make. I am very happy with the results and can't wait to whip up a few more with the remaining vintage sheet fabric that I bought.
Here is a picture of the finished dress. Unfortunately I didn't take a pic of the pillowcase before I cut it out, but you get the idea right?