I skipped the lace details because my Ikat was much busier than the original and the gathered sleeves and bloomers gave enough detail to the outfit. I decided to add little gathered cap sleeves because I LOVE little flutter sleeves. I haven’t had much of a chance to play with gathers since I had a boy first, so I thought I’d add some. I love the poofy bloomers, the keyhole back with a button loop, and the fun Ikat print.
Pattern: I used the free Little Tummy Tunic by Once Upon a Sewing Machine. This tunic looks more like my original inspiration which I was going for, but I decided to keep the pleats from the original skirt. The pleats made the look more like a little baby doll dress. I used a store-bought bloomer pattern my friend gave me, but Sewing Mama Raeanna has a free bloomer pattern that you can use.
Fabric: I used an Ikat skirt I had and also reused the lining so the dress is fully lined.
Time: 2 hours for both pieces
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Whenever I take pictures of Claire, Henry wants to join in. They are so cute together! And moving actually came in handy because they are sitting on a packed box to get in the right light.
I can’t wait to see everyone else’s fun knock offs!