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Saturday Afternoon Tea Party Dress


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My daughter Emily loves dresses and this dress was inspired by her and her love for tea parties and dolls. I wanted to create a simple little dress that could be embellished as much or as little as possible that was easy to put on required no zippers or buttons. It's the perfect little dress for any all occassions. Just choose your 2 coordinating fabrics and a few notions and you are ready to sew. Embellish this dress as little or as much as you would like. If you like monograms and machine applique, add those to your dress before assembling. The more the merrier ! This dress can be worn any time of the year. Wear it as a cute summer and spring jumper dress, or add a cute tee or long sleeve shirt underneath for cooler months. The skie's the limit. This dress, including the cutting of your fabrics and measuring of your little sweetie , will take less than 3 hours to create, from start to finish. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Available in Sizes 6 months to a size 8.

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  • Scissors, Sewing Machine. 1-2 Safety Pins, Coordinating Thread, Pins for Pinning your fabric into place, Iron and Ironing board, 2 coordinating Fabrics (Fabric yardages are approximate depnding on the size top/dress you will becreating), Fabric #1- 1/3 yd -3/4yd Cotton Fabric for your Straps and Sash, Fabric #2- 3/4 yd-1 1/4 yd Cotton Fabric for Main Dress, Cutting Mat (optional, if using rotary cutting tool), Rotary Cutting tool (optional), Turning tool ( i like to use a chop stick), 1" wide elastic (see sizingchart), 2 Large buttons (optional embellishment)

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SouthernBabies was named after my 2 girls, Emily and Ella. I wanted to name the shop after my two girls but could not decide on a name that when combining their names (even middle names) gave me something I liked. But I kept coming back to the name Southern and then I added Babies for my 2 babies and no matter how old they will get or I, they will always be my Babies. Oh and the fact that We live on the Gulf Coast helps too so I have SouthernBabies :) My love for sewing began when I was about 11 years old and in Girl Scouts. I sewed a pillow for Mother's Day for my Mom. She still has it to this day in a rocking chair in the corner of her bedroom. My Grandmother also taught me to sew and would give me fabric scraps to play with. I stopped sewing for many many years but after I had Emily, my first born, in October 2003, I purchased a sewing machine and set out to make dresses for her. Well a friend then wanted one and her friend and so forth and that is how my first website was created, from a simple A-Line dress and word of mouth. SouthernBabies specializes in custom handmade creations such as children's clothing, gifts and baby items and more. Sizes range from 0 months all the way up to a girls size 14. I also create matching doll clothes as well as items for Tween/Teens and Moms alike. I have designed 2 patterns thus far, the Candy Corn Cutie and the Saturday Afternoon Tea Party Dress and I have more in the works. My drafting skills, I am working on to perfect so while I do that, I just keep my notebook full until I am ready to put them all down in a workable format. I also aspire to be a fabric designer as I love fabric and textiles and everything there is to love about it. So hopefully one day I will see my name on the selvage edge of a yard of fabric and wouldn't that be exciting to cut into and sew into a lovely garment for SouthernBabies? I think so too. Etsy Facebook Twitter!/SouthernBabies Blog I also sell fabric on etsy