Two years ago, my very good friend gave birth to her daughter. I quickly made up the Itty Bitty Baby Dress but made a rookie mistake by not making sure my printer scaled and sized the pattern correctly. Thus the dress was too small for the newborn. Disappointing! The fabric was so sweet too. A soft swiss dot with little orange flowers. It matched her nursery. I had purchased the fabric at a local-ish store called Needle and Thread in Gettysburg, PA. I went back to the store to see if they still had some fabric to remake the newborn dress, but I was out of luck.
Then 2 years later the fabric showed up again! My opportunity for a second chance! It has been awhile since I sewn any clothing, so I opted for my Oliver + S Tea Party Dress Pattern (Digital Pattern Available). To my surprise the 2T size was already traced!
I gifted this new dress to the mother/daughter a week before she turned 2. And it FIT PERFECTLY! As soon as the daughter saw the dress she exclaimed "Pretty!" and stripped down to her diaper to put it on. I couldn't have gotten a better compliment. :D This was such a motivating sewing project. I can't wait to get back in my sewing room.