Reversible Sundress in Matsuri Lawn

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?


  1. Lisa Henry - September 5, 2012

    YES she will!!!

  2. Su H. - September 5, 2012

    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 - September 5, 2012

    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 - September 5, 2012

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

  5. RANCHMOM - September 5, 2012

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

  6. stephanie - September 5, 2012

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

  7. Jenni - September 5, 2012

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

  8. Vickie - September 6, 2012

    Me likely long time!

  9. Laraine - September 6, 2012

    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 - September 6, 2012

    darling baby darling outfit. nuff said.

  11. Sue L - September 7, 2012

    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 - September 7, 2012

    Just wonderful. Enjoy your new granddaughter.

  13. Gayle L. - September 9, 2012

    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 - September 10, 2012

    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.