Pierrot Dress for Clementine

The baby tights tutorial is finished, but just decided yesterday that I’m going to include a tights pattern with it which isn’t quite finished.  So that will be up tomorrow or Thursday, for all of you who responded so exuberantly!  I’m so excited that you’re excited!  It’s such a fast and easy project, I know you’ll love it.

During naps today I completely ignored my growing pile of emails and frantically whipped up this baby dress.  In my defense: a) it was in my head and needed to get out, b) the grey tights needed something to go with them.

The pattern came from a vintage baby pattern that I heavily modified (as in: only used the neckline and underarm lines, redrafted everything else), and the fabric is from Joann.

Now I’m going to subject you to more baby pictures (universal groan, I know).

{please don’t use pictures of Clementine without permission.  thanks!}

My only bit of sadness is that her little red Minnetonka moccasins don’t fit yet to complete the outfit.  Size 2, why do you taunt me!?!

Next post will be the baby tights tutorial/pattern, I promise.

80 thoughts on “Pierrot Dress for Clementine

  1. That dress is beyond adorable!! I sooo love it with the gray titghts, simply darling. And I'm with Dana, I love the plaid on the diagonal.

  2. Very cute! Would look darling with little pockets too. Love the red with the grey and am in total agreement with the shoes. Fabulous.

  3. How adoreable love the top and the yummy tights cant wait for the tutorial!

    You are one creative crafty mama :) I wish i had half of your sewing skills LOL

    Thanks for sharing pics of Clementine she is the cutest thing..

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

    http://www.sewchicandunique.com

  4. Squeeeee!

    Can I PLEASE pretend the year is 1830 instead of 2010 and make a little white one for Siu Jeun? PLEEEEASE?!

  5. Adorable! The dress & Clementine. And next time you think you're posting too many pictures of her, just go ahead and post one more. I'll speak for all of blog world when I say I can't get enough of her cuteness!

  6. Oh, too cute! I think most of the people reading your blog are mama's, and we'd never get sick of another baby shot! Such a cute little model, you never get a bad shot…..

  7. OMG I love it! Soooo cute! And the fabric – LOVE! I really didn't have a preference about the gender of R2, but you're making me hope for a girl so I can do some serious girly sewing for a change :)

  8. Adorable!! I am really into vintage children's patterns. I think there are so many things you can do with them. Wonderful job.

    Can't wait for the tights tutorial!!

    Lindsay

  9. No groans for the baby pictures! She's so cute! Once I figure out adding pics to my blog anyone who reads it'll be sick of seeing my kid in no time! :P

  10. I thought the dress was adorable — but on her, it's crazy adorable. Seriously — wow. and sooooo perfect with those tights. ADORABLE!!! :)
    thank you for sharing!

  11. I love the dress, can't wait for the tights, and totally know your pain about cute shoes that don't yet fit! I try my Monica's from See Kai Run on my girls every single week and we're still 2 inches from them fitting…

  12. Very, Very cute. I can't wait for the tights tutorial. I was searching for some free shirt patterns (for your top event) and randomly came across your top tutorial. Must be meant to be — I'll definatly have to make one!

  13. This couldn't get any cuter! Since I don't have a baby girl, I need to figure out how to make a top for myself like that :)

  14. Oh my gosh! That is just the most precious dress ever! I can't wait for the tights tutorial…I can't even begin to fathom how much money I have spent on tights in the last 2 years

  15. Oh, no… not more pics of that adorable baby!!! Ha! Keep 'em coming!! Love the little dress, too!

    You are so talented!

  16. I'm with you on the it's-in-my-head-and-i-just-have-to-get-it-out. That reality has me so foggy sometimes I wonder how I can drive. CUTE dress. Love the ruffly neckline. –ginger.

  17. she's a lucky girl to have such an incredibly creative mum. the things you make are so inspiring.
    keep up the good work…
    barbara
    haha, the word verification is 'choggli' (which almost sounds like 'a little piece of chocolate' in swiss), while i am sitting here with a cup of tea and some chocolate!

  18. Minnetonka moccasins are the best for babies-THE BEST! Totally love them.

    Your dress is so cute and Clementine is an absolutely adorable model.

    Looking forward to the tights tutorial.

  19. Oh, dude, that is so cute I am about to have a heart attack. It's simple but not simplistic, cute without being cutesy, and the plaid pattern + grey tights combo is hip without calling too much attention to its hipness. Awesome!

  20. Wow, that is just so cute. I can't wait for the tights tutorial! I am dying inside with impatienceness… (I think I just made the word up)

  21. Adorable. Just.Plain.Adorable. My little Madeline looks a lot like your little Clementine, so I have proof that this outfit will look sweet on her. Can't wait! :-)

  22. That is adorable! I'm usually a lurker, but I am also anxiously awaiting the tights tutorial, and now hoping there will be a tutorial for this adorable outfit later on as well. :)

  23. Check out the cutest little french clown in the universe!! I LOVE this dress, so classic and comfy! (Why are your nap times so much more productive than mine? :)

  24. I would love a tutorial for the dress, I have a little boy, but this would be the perfect gift for my friend who just had a baby girl!

  25. Tell us more about the dress too, please! I love the bell sleeves. ALOT!!!!. Clementine is such a little cutie pie!

  26. So, I just stumbled across your blog and absolutely LOVE it. The dress and tights are so cute! They make me excited to make things like this for my little girl.

  27. I agree – that dress is soooo adorable (and that baby in it). I would love to make one for my little people as well (who already have 'legs' but we can make it longer).

    Anyway – I will get those read shoes which all my blogger friends are taunting me.

  28. That is a really adorable precious little outfit! It must be so much fun to have little girls to sew for. But don't forget about the boys! I really enjoyed your Feb posts.

  29. Love the dress and OMG is that the cutest picture of Clementine sucking her thumb in the bottom photo. So sweet!!!

  30. So I'm way late to this party but I've just got to chime in. I LOVE the dress and the tights! BTW, no universal groan over here, I loved each and every lovely photo of your little girl. She is adorable and each photo was great!

  31. eep, LinkWithin brought me to the chambray Pierrot Dress and then to this one, and I'm pretty sure I actively NEED to see the pattern pieces to this one or something. This would look just adorbs on my little chunky monkey. I have to make her her own clothes because bless her heart, she is just so ridiculously sized, all chubby chub chub with a long chubby torso and short extra-chubby legs. Commercial clothes don't always look so fab on her, ha.

  32. Dear JUDY
    Thank you for your interest in the Pierrot Dress. However, it is not yet available as I have been working away on it and other patterns off and on for the last six months and have yet to produce it. If/when it ever appears, you can be certain it will not be available as a free download! :)

    PS. Please don't YELL here. Thanks! Hee.

  33. This dress is fab-u-lous! I have the perfect fabric and the perfect little model waiting for the pattern. Nice work, you are very talented!

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