I made Finley a dress this weekend. It is the first article of clothing I've ever made!
I used the Sweet Little Dress pattern by Leila & Ben, and it was the perfect pattern to start on. It was simple, which is just right for a beginner garment sewer like me. I like this dress because Finley can grow into it. When she is bigger, it'll look cute with jeans and a long sleeve tee underneath it. I used Farmdale aqua flowers, which I purchased with a 50% off coupon at Joann's awhile back.
Finley looked adorable wearing this to church Sunday morning. And I'm not going lie, I'm proud of myself for making it. I am a pretty confident in my quilting skills, but clothes are definitely out of my comfort zone.
A couple sewing buddies gave me a great tip the other day: make your daughter's clothes while you can still pick out her clothes! I think I'll take that advice and get sewing. If you have any beginner-to-intermediate pattern or tutorial recommendations, please share!