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Bayern Sundress Tutorial

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Here's the tutorial for the Bayern Sundress that was originally posted over at Melly Sews...

I'm so excited to be here today and show you the little sundress I made for my girl.  

While I dabble in many homemade projects from cooking to crafting, my greatest passion lies in sewing for my children Anja (1 1/2 years) & Tobias (4 years).  I specifically love classic, vintage stylings, which led me to decide to share this particular dress with you.  It is inspired by a dress I bought in Germany years ago, for a friend who was expecting her first baby.  

I am so drawn to the classic lines, simplistic details, and versatility 
(throw a long sleeve shirt underneath, and this could be worn in winter!). 

You will need:

Fabric (you may opt to use a contrasting lining as I did)
1" wide elastic - cut two pieces, 6cm/2.5in long
5 buttons

This is about a size 2 years, and fits my 25 1/2 pound (11.5 kg) daughter.  

I tried my best to accurately include imperial measurements for my neighbours to the south, but please forgive me if there are any discrepancies.

Please excuse (and don't be confused by) my change in fabric!

**When you stitch to the lining, make sure to leave the bottom of the bodice & the back yoke open, so you can turn it right side out later**

Whew!  All done.  If there is any clarification needed, feel free to contact me.  Head over to Elegance & Elephants for a couple variations of this dress, with tutorials.  
And don't forget to check out the latest giveaway while you're there, too!  

Thanks again for having me here at Melly Sews!  

6 comments on "Bayern Sundress Tutorial"
  1. Good morning Heidi! I was so excited when I saw you uploaded this into SewSet! Why? Beucase I knew I needed to feature it ASAP. So much awesomeness. It was featured today :)

    - Jess

    1. Thanks, Jess!! I'm loving many new designers/tutorials/patterns to discover! :)

  2. How have I never been to your blog before. Everything is so so darling I'm your newest follower. I'm loving the cuteness!

    rae gun ramblings

  3. Love to see your stuff again! (I played along last time too) This dress makes me wish I had a little girl again to sew it for. Maybe I'll have to sew for a lucky friend as a baby gift.
    Just curious if you have a connection to Germany...I noticed the Bayern not Bavaria, your kids names and I think you did another dress that made me think of Germany. I was an exchange student there myself (a long time ago) and love all things German.

    1. Thank you! No particular German connection (my husband's half German, though), other than I've visited Germany many times during my past European travels (beautiful country!). I'm actually half Czech. :)


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