Handmade Birthday Dress

My sweet baby girl will be 1 year old tomorrow – time flies! I feel like she was just born! I wanted to make her a special outfit for her big day tomorrow and for her birthday party.
DIY girls dress main
 I made her a dress! I am not that great at sewing, I love to sew but I do not have that much time but this dress only took me and 1 1/2! Here are the directions!
I traced one of her current dresses, 4 layers thick (to hide the edges) – this is thin material.
So you would have 4 dress bodies cut out (mine in this picture each 2 are pinned to each other reading for sewing) Sew right sides together, flip out then top stitch, sew strap pieces together on the inside of the back portion of the dress, then sew the dress body together on the sides.
With my snap press I snapped in a button on each strap.

ALL DONE! Think you can’t do this , yes you can – I am a beginner sewer & I was able to pull it off!

Finished project –  It’s not perfect but it’s handmade with love for my pretty princess!



  1. Kristine Scott says:

    Oh Nicole… I can’t WAIT to see pics of her in that dress! Happy Birthday sweet baby girl!!!

    Miss u!


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  3. Adorable!

  4. ooo Nicole it is so cute!!!! I am hoping to make a pillow case for my son’s birthday next week (25th) I hope it turns out half as cute as this!

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  8. This is great and “sew” simple!! Happy birthday to your little peanut!

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  12. You did such a great job! I cant wait to see pictures of her in her new mama made dress! Happy Birthday!

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