The sweetest free pattern on the web

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I feel like I just leveled up somehow in my sewing game. Unlocked a badge “made something that doesn’t look homemade” yeah I think that’s it! With the help of this sweet free pattern from Shwin & Shwin, i was able to conquer my apprehensions about sewing with unforgiving woven material, and knock out a garment which I wouldn’t have been surprised to see carrying a hefty price tag in one of those uber – fancy kid’s boutiques in Manhattan!

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Gathers! Ruffles! A miniature bodice! This one I made for Elsie to wear at her 1st birthday party.

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And I even had the guts to whip one up for her baby friend Opal, who turned 1 a few days after she did.

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Hmm, could have lined those stripes up a little tidier there!  Anyway, feeling the power! Making clothes for the baby even though she’ll outgrow them momentarily! It’s utterly worth it.

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(Homemade photo booth by my dear and talented husband!)

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