So I turned to my new standard baby girl gift - a sundress sewn from the Oliver+S Music Box pattern. I did not lengthen the bodice this time, but I did gather the skirt again. I really love how this looks. I used the quilty FabricMart print that I used for older sister's circle skirt (and I still have more than a yard, so you'll be seeing it again).
I used piping for the first time. I didn't bother to look up any tutorials, just winged it. It worked out fine except I was left with a raw edge on either side of the bodice (maybe I was supposed to fold it over?) that I had to stitch over by hand with black thread to secure). Teach me to try to figure it out on my own!
I did multiple rows of decorative topstitching at the hem in different colors, but the print sort of swallows them up. I wish I had gone with my original plan of horizontal knife pleats at the hem. Next time.
To top off the look, I made a quick headband out of fold over elastic with a bow out of the same fabric.
My friend loved it. I can't wait to see it on the baby!