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I love baby girl clothes! They are so cute! But, I have a boy…, while I love my boy tremendously, I will just have to live out my sewing addiction to little girl clothes through my friends’ and sisters’ kids. I’m sure they won’t mind : )….

I have been intrigued ever since Rae at Made By Rae posted photos of her cute little Clementine in an adorable orange sunsuit last summer, seen here. The pattern is free here on her website. I couldn’t wait to get started and I’m delighted with the result! ….And the tutorials Rae linked to for doing the smocking/shirring on top were so helpful! Getting my smocked area wet after I sewed it, was key to making the top pucker like it did. I am so excited, and surprised by how easy it was! Thanks, Rae! I can’t wait to make another one!

Sundress front

Sundress Back
Sundress Back close-up.
And my cute little model, Lilly. She is about 9 months old and just looks so darling in her purple sunsuit! I think she’ll be able to wear it this summer and next. And after this project, I’m happy to say that I’m not afraid of shirring/smocking anymore. Thanks, Made By Rae! I have also made Rae’s Buttercup Bags here.


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