My sister in law had her first baby on her 30th Birthday. Now that's a little special! This dress was for my sweet tiny niece. She is simply perfect. Really. I am not only saying this because I am her aunty. She really IS perfect. She is three months old and she already has a huge personality! Of course she deserve only the best! So...
I used one of Puperita's latest patterns, The Tiny Mice Dress. This pattern was actually Puperita's Christmas present to me (thank you again Annalisa). I first came across Puperita's patterns just over two years ago. In fact her Yummy Dotted Dress was the first PDF pattern I have ever purchased! I have used many more Puperita's patterns since. It is not a secret I am a huge fan of Puperita's work, so of course I was grateful and excited about such a lovely and unexpected gift.
The Tiny Mice Dress pattern comes in sizes newborn to 6. The dress can be made with short or long sleeves. The pattern is beginner friendly. Once again I was very pleased with the pattern and instructions. I know Puperita puts a lot of work in her patterns, and it is certainly evident!
My little niece and her family live in sunny Mildura where temperatures reach up to 40 degrees and above around Christmas time. I wanted to make a sleeveless version of the dress. Puperita kindly sent me an adjusted bodice pattern pieces. Once again, thank you!
I used Japanese cotton lawn for this dress. I am not naturally attracted to pink, but I could not walk past this fabric. I just loved the print. Besides, it is not pink pink, it is duty pink, which makes it acceptable in my books. I only lined the bodice with soft pink voile. The dress turned out to be very light. Perfect for hot Australian summer days.
My favourite detail about this pattern is the shape of the skirt. It is so perfectly girly!
My daughter will also have a Tiny Mice dress in her wardrobe. We just need to agree on fabric choices.