Reversible Sundress in Matsuri Lawn

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Let me just state up front I don’t sew clothes; haven’t for a long time.  BUT I have a new granddaughter, our first, and that has changed my outlook on many things.  So when I saw SewBaby’s Reversible Sundress & Bloomer Pattern I just had to give it a shot.  I chose Spring Celebration (#4514)

and Sashiko Stars-Tomato (#4531)

from our Matsuri Lawn collection.  I’d never used Lawn fabrics before and I was very pleased with the result. It’s lightweight making it perfect for a summer outfit.  The pattern sizes range from 6 mo to 4T (I decided to make the 18 mo size so she can wear it next year) and gives two options for fastening the shoulder straps, buttons or snaps.  I chose snaps so the dress would truly be reversible. 

My quick success with this project has left me ready to try my hand at more.  Our Matsuri Collection is 40% off this week (through 9/11/2012) so it is the perfect time to give it a try.

And, in true Grandma style, I have to sneak a picture in.  Won’t she look adorable in this outfit next summer?

14 responses to “Reversible Sundress in Matsuri Lawn”

  1. Lisa Henry Says:
    09/05/2012 9:59 am

    YES she will!!!

  2. Su H. Says:
    09/05/2012 10:29 am

    Laraine, you are such a GRANDMA! I love the dress and pants but our next baby will not be in pretty dresses.

  3. B J Elder Says:
    09/05/2012 10:33 am

    What a cutie she is and yes, she will look wonderful in the outfit! Great fabrics for it! Welcome to the grandma club – it’s wonderful.

  4. karenthequilter Says:
    09/05/2012 11:11 am

    Uh oh, I think you’re gonna be sewing clothing now! Beautiful Laraine – both the outfit and the adorable grandbaby!

  5. RANCHMOM Says:
    09/05/2012 11:38 am

    The Dress and the Granddaughter are both adorable, congratulations Laraine!

  6. stephanie Says:
    09/05/2012 12:02 pm

    Darling!!! Oh and the dress is too. :o)

  7. Jenni Says:
    09/05/2012 12:45 pm

    OH my gosh! Laraine, I love this so much!! Great job!!!

  8. Vickie Says:
    09/06/2012 12:00 am

    Me likely long time!

  9. Laraine Says:
    09/06/2012 6:53 am

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. It was really a fun project and I do LOVE being a Grandma! Su, you’ll just have to make jeans and rompers etc… :)

  10. Shannon Says:
    09/06/2012 10:50 am

    darling baby darling outfit. nuff said.

  11. Sue L Says:
    09/07/2012 7:57 am

    I started sewing again after my granddaughter was born 6 years ago. She is too big for this, but a friend of mine has a baby girl turning 1 soon and I will make it for her birthday! So sweet!

  12. Cindy Radtke Says:
    09/07/2012 10:00 am

    Just wonderful. Enjoy your new granddaughter.

  13. Gayle L. Says:
    09/09/2012 7:29 pm

    Beautiful baby girl Laraine! You are so lucky to have a new grandaughter and be able to sew for her and get those cuddle times. I need a new DGGD.
    Beautiful dress and bloomers.

  14. Laraine Says:
    09/10/2012 5:04 am

    Sue, They grow up fast don’t they? I’m sure you’ll enjoy this project and it will be a sweet gift for your friend.
    Shannon, Cindy, and Gayle, thanks for the kind words on both the baby and the outfit. I am enjoying her very much and Gayle, I hope you get your wish for a new DGGD.


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