My first drafted pattern! Mini Boden style retro baby dress!

So a few months back I fell in LOVE with this dress… Mini Boden 60’s Baby Dress

But $72 for both plus shipping is just out of my buget! SOOO last night I finally got around to drafting my own pattern! I have never drafted my own pattern for something that had so much style. Most things I have done have just been rectangles & sqaures. Anyways it took me about 1.5 hours to draft the pattern & probably about 1 hour total to sew. Anyways please ignore all the blue marks & discolorations… it is the marker that washes out, I was just to excited & had to take a picture NOW.

The pleats on the original dress where different, but I didn’t make the front panel big enough to do them the same, but I think I actually like my pleats better! Anyways here it is!!!

I know the buttons look wonky, it is a 6-12m & so it barely fits on the white body thing so the one shoulder was laying kinda weird. I didn’t realize it was messed up until after I took & downloaded the pics. I will take better pics after I wash & press it. I just used white muslim since this was the test dress & I didn’t expect it to come out so well!

I plan on making them each 2 more… one that is red with big white polka dots & then another out of a vintage sheet.
Mini Boden Style Retro Baby Dress
Mini Boden Style Retro Baby Dress

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14 Responses to My first drafted pattern! Mini Boden style retro baby dress!

  1. Bianca says:

    Holy cow! That is the cutest dress I have ever seen! So trendy…. I’m going to be on the lookout for a pettern like it. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Linda says:

    I remember making 2 dresses like that in early 70’s for my nieces out of Holly Hobby fabric- was pattern hard to draft- I may have to make some for friend’s daughter.

  3. shellyfish says:

    This is so cute! I really want to try to make a dress like this for my little girl, but I’m not experienced enough to try to draft my own pattern.

  4. antonia vivar says:

    Dear Madam,
    Is there a way I can obtain apattern of that dress?
    Please, I would like to buy your pattern as I am 84 years old, homebound, and would like to make a dress for my great grandaughter, 2 years old. I will send you a check as needed.
    Thank you,
    antonia

  5. sjsmiles says:

    I would LOVE to get a copy of your pattern – I love the dress too but who has the money to splurge on something like that. I’d love to make if for my daughter and her cousins…

  6. Christi says:

    Hi,
    I saw that some others wanted the pattern. Are you willing to share it. Your dress is adorable. I have a boy but I have 4 neices that would love this for Easter.
    Thanks

  7. Erica says:

    Hi there! I was also interested in obtaining this pattern from you if at all possible? You did such a great job on this adorable dress! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hope says:

    I love it!!! That is so hip. Are you still sharing the pattern? I would love to make one for my daughter. Great job.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I would absolutely love mking this for my new daughter Langston. Are you sharing the pattern?

    Thanks, Jennifer

  10. vatsi says:

    Hi,
    I want the copy of this patern if you are sharing it.
    Thanks

  11. Ranee says:

    Very CUTE dress! I would LOVE to have a copy of the pattern if you are sharing it!

    Thank, Ranee

  12. jw says:

    This is SO *cute*! I love it! My aunt is going to have a baby, so I would really like it if you could say where I could get a pattern like it
    Thx!

  13. CocoTeal says:

    Beautiul job. Congrats!

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