I found a free pattern online (Thanks to the wonderfully talented Rae) that was so adorable I needed to find an excuse to make it. It is for an itty bitty dress for a baby. I know I could attempt to make it in a large size, but I think that a lot of its charm is its petite size. One of my dear friends from college was about to give birth to a baby girl—her second child but first daughter—and it seemed like the perfect occasion.
The pattern was very easy to follow and turns out beautifully! The bodice is lined but didn’t actually involve rocket science for me to figure it out. The piping and bias tape makes the edges look neat, and since the straps tie, there are no zippers or other fasteners as my nemesis.