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Little Red Riding Hood Baby Dress

Crafts for Baby | Sewing

This sweet Little Red Riding Hood Dress was made using a Simplicity pattern and fabric from Stacy Iest Hsu. A red hooded cardigan sweater finishes off the outfit. 
Little Red Riding Hood baby dress with red cape.

A few months ago I made this Little Red Riding Hood dress for my daughter and I am so happy with how it turned out! The fabric is Lil’ Red by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics. I found several coordinating fabrics in the collection, but I just purchased this one and knew it would make an adorable little dress! The collection also comes with fabric to make a matching doll and wolf which I think would be adorable!

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After purchasing the Lil’ Red fabric, I found the cutest red-hooded baby cardigan at Target. It is the perfect match to the fabric and makes an adorable outfit! You could also make a sweet little handmade cape or poncho to go with the dress.

Little Red Riding Hood baby dress fabric Lil Red by Stacy Iest Hsu lays next to a little red cape.

I created this dress using the Simplicity 1205 Baby Dress and Bloomers Sewing Pattern. It’s a great pattern for sewing cute baby and toddler dresses. I used this same pattern to make my Little Black Cat Dress and Choo Choo Train Dress

For this Little Red dress, I made a few changes to the pattern. The biggest change I made was combining the two front bodice pieces to be just one piece. 

Next, to make the skirt extra full, I added about 4″ to the width of the skirt pattern and a layer of tulle underneath to give the skirt more volume. I also love adding a little cording at the waistline. For this dress I added a red cording when as I attached the skirt to the bodice.

Close up of Little Red Riding Hood baby dress with red cape.Close up of Little Red Riding Hood baby dress with red cape.

The flutter sleeves are my favorite part of this pattern since they don’t restrict my daughter’s range of motion like puff sleeves do. 

I never think to take a picture of the inside of the dress, but I actually remembered this time! I prefer making dresses with lining, especially for the bodice. The neck and arm holes have a cleaner look, and it’s easier and quicker than dealing with bias binding. If a pattern doesn’t call for lining I will usually add it in. I use a thin cotton fabric for my lining, and most of the time I am just lining the bodice.

Inside look of Little Red Riding Hood baby dress.

This dress has been getting lots of wear since autumn. My daughter wears it over a light pink GapKids onesie that has a little Peter Pan collar. The Lil’ Red fabric has pink in it and the onesie helps pick it up. The Lil’Red fabric collection also comes with fabric to make a little doll which I think would be adorable

Little Red Riding Hood baby dress with pink onesie.
Little Red Riding Hood baby dress with red cape.

Check out the other two dresses I have made using the Simplicity 1205 Pattern!

Little Black Cat Dress

Little Black Cat Dress for toddlers with black cat hat and purse

Choo Choo Train Toddler Dress

Choo Choo Train Dress in blue and green made from Simplicity Pattern 1205

Coming up in March, I’ll be sewing a couple new dresses for my daughter. I’ll be trying out some new patterns and styles and will be sure to share the finished dresses!


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