Hello! I’m back today with some more baby cuteness. I made some things for Caroline’s baptism and only just today managed to get some photos of her wearing her dress. She’s getting so big I was worried that she might be close to outgrowing everything before I got the pictures. When Luke was a baby it didn’t occur to me that I could sew his baptism garments and when it was Andrew’s turn he wore the same outfit that Luke had worn.
I really wanted to make something sweet and simple for Caroline after I saw this adorable photo from Summer (@sevenpretty on Instagram. She is an amazing seamstress– if you don’t follow her you are really missing out!) I had already made a Geranium dress for Caroline and wanted to try something different. I have had the Oliver + S bubble dress in my pattern library for quite a while. I think I bought it when I was pregnant with Luke, just in case he was a girl. I made it once for my best friend’s daughter and I loved how it turned out.
I made the size 0-3 for Caroline out of this white Brussels Washer linen/rayon blend. The dress is lined with a really lightweight voile. I didn’t want to take any chances on her diaper showing through the dress, so I also made her some matching bloomers. I used the bloomers pattern from the Oliver + S Tea Party dress and playsuit. This is also a size 0-3 and I think she’s too big for them now. Check out that tummy and those chubby legs!
These Oliver + S patterns are top notch, like all of the Oliver + S patterns that I’ve made. I really love the bubble hem on the dress and I can’t wait to make more of these for her. I think it will be super adorable when she gets up on her feet and start toddling around. That’s a long way off, thankfully. We are still working on her bobbling head and maybe rolling over one day!
She mostly wanted to eat her hands for all the pictures, but I finally got a big, gummy smile!
I also made her another bonnet using the free pattern and tutorial from Purl Soho. I adore how she looks wearing a bonnet. I think she’s absolutely going to need one in a Liberty print for summer! Sewing for a baby girl is just so much fun!