Cherry Print Baby Dress and Shoes *Free Pattern*

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February 7, 2014 by thepolishedbutton

Many moons ago I had a little sideline in making baby items, and one of my bestsellers was cotton baby shoes and boots. I haven’t made any in ages, but a friend asked recently if I had any, and as it happened I still had a few pairs hanging around that I hadn’t sold. She also asked whether I’d be able to make a little dress to match, for her to give as a gift for a newborn baby. Is there anything sweeter than little tiny dresses I ask you? It was of course a pleasure to make such a teeny outfit, and pretty simple too. I used this pattern and tutorial from Made by Rae (who also sells some lovely patterns too!) and I think I sized it up slightly, as she was a nice cuddly sized newborn!

The shoes are made using this pattern from a shop on etsy, and although slightly fiddly to make, look so adorable I think they are worth the effort. I handstitched the applique cherries, and used vintage buttons too. (To be honest, the shoes are more of a novelty than a practicality, but do look very sweet for a photograph!)

I never did get a picture of the recipient modelling everything, but my slightly fuzzy phone photo gives you an idea!

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If you like the cherry print fabric and bias binding, they can be found in my shop here:

Cherry print cotton

Green spotty bias binding

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2 thoughts on “Cherry Print Baby Dress and Shoes *Free Pattern*

  1. Josie says:

    What beautiful work, those shoes are just darling!

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