This might be my all time favorite conversational fabric print. I love the colors, but I also love that it’s a category (cowboys and horses) that is usually reserved for a boy’s garment that so easily lends itself to little girls as well.
Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: A few hours, depending on skill level.
Check out this link
for supplies I use for just about every project. Additional sewing supplies you’ll need to make your own dress and matching baby shoes are listed below (I’ve linked to things from Amazon if you want things delivered to you, otherwise Joann’s will have everything you need):
1. Fabric – I would recommend a machine washable cotton since those are the easiest to cut, sew and wash.
2. Zipper – You’ll need a coil zipper like these. Check the back of the pattern for length.
3. Hook & eye – I like to use black size 2 (like these) for most of my projects, but silver is an option as well.
4. Dress Pattern – I used Simplicity pattern 5111 to make this dress. (I made a romper using this pattern too, which you can read about here).
You may remember this post
from a couple of weeks ago that included a few pairs of these baby shoes I’ve made in the past. Unfortunately I don’t have images of all the ones I’ve made but believe me when I say, there’s been a lot. They’re quick to make, and don’t require a ton of supplies so I find that they make a great baby gift.
For the baby shoes you’ll need:
– This is what is used to line the baby booties. I love using Rainbow Classic Felt
because they’re made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles (!), and I rarely need pieces bigger than the 9″ x 12″ they come as. You can buy them by the piece at your local craft store, or order a bigger pack online to have on hand for future projects.
– I tend to use checks or polka dots, but as long as the width is right just do what you think will look the best!.
7. Double sided fusible interfacing
– I always use heat n bond
brand, but I’m sure there are other brands available out there.
8. Baby shoe pattern
– I used Simplicity pattern 2491
to make these baby booties.
This cushion that Frankie is on actually goes on my chair. But sometimes it’s easier to move the cushion with her on it to the floor so I have the whole chair to myself. All this cat wants is affection, and it’s adorable.