Friday, July 9, 2010

A new gown for a little boy

I finished Asa's first gown in a looooong time this past week. It's made in the "infant bodice" style that was very popular in the 1860's. I had to refit him due to his growth since the last batch of gowns that I sewed for him 3 or so months ago.

Though you can't really see it in these pictures, the bodice is directionally pleated on the red stripes. The neckline has a bias casing with a draw string closure for maximum adjustability and the waistband has a hook and eye, there are no other closures on the gown.
The bodice has one stripe of trim to hold the pleats in place, the waistband consists of 2 stripes and the skirt trim is 3 stripes. It is actually mid to lower calf length, not the floor length that it appears here.

It doesn't seem to slow him down any, I thought maybe since he's unused to skirts that it might. In other Asa news he finally has a top tooth, woo hoo! He has had all four bottom ones for months, he looked like a little lamb. But now, at last, he can bite me more efficiently. :)


  1. He is an absolutely adorable little nugget! His dress is pretty amazing too!

  2. Very nice! I like this style of dress and the stripes work great with it. He is getting so big! What a cutie!

  3. What a beautiful dress! Perfect for such a handsome little boy :)


  4. Aw! He is the most adorable baby ever!!!

    The dress is very lovely! You did a great job, Paris.


  5. Ahhh...It turned out so lovely. It looks like he approves too.

  6. He's SO cute!! Man oh man, I wish I could just hug him and squeeze him. :) I adore that smile. What a nice dress! I really like how you pleated the bodice. It works so well with that fabric.

  7. Thanks all! He absolutely eats up the attention. :-)

  8. What an adorable baby and a gorgeous gown! I love the fabric! Great job all around!

  9. I am seriously so glad you commented on my blog or I never would have found your fantastic 3 blogs!! This is great stuff you have! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Emily, you're so welcome and I was equally thrilled to have found your blog!


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