Before Milla was born a friend brought back a gorgeous little denim pinafore from Sweden, from Polarn O Pyret. I love it - she wore it over singlet suits in summer, and now that it's cooling off I've been layering it over tights and long-sleeved onesies. The thing is, it's 0-3 month size, and Milla is now 7 months olds. And she usually wears size 9 or 12 month clothes. So I've been forced to admit that the favourite denim dress is getting too small, and stop jamming the poor child in to it.
Luckily it is a simple style, so I traced the original, scaled it up 10% and then made a bigger version. This one was a test, made in the leftovers from my smock top. I changed the pattern slightly - the original was stitched shut for about 5cm at the centre back, and had snaps at the shoulders, but I decided to join the shoulders and have buttons at the back.
The front pocket is decorated with a snippet of Umbrella Prints fabric.
This one is a much better size on the baby, and is still short enough that it doesn't trip her up when she crawls. Because yes, she is now crawling. And eating solids. And generally behaving in a far-too-grown-up manner for a baby who I am sure was just born five minutes ago. But she's very entertaining and it's lovely to see her having fun exploring the world now that she can get around it.
(And I promise I won't wear my top in the same fabric when she's wearing this dress, so we don't do the matchy matchy thing. It's bad enough that we all seem to be wearing stripes most days).
Update: Here are some photos of it being modelled. It is very hard to take photos of a baby who has just discovered that it's lots of fun to move.