Handmade Woodland Party Dress – McCalls M5791
Handmade baby dress made using McCalls pattern M5791. Created using beautiful woodland animal fabric for the perfect woodland party dress!
Today I’m excited to share this sweet woodland party dress I create for our woodland-themed birthday party! I love sewing special birthday dresses and this one was very fun to make and can be worn year-round!
The dress is made with the fabric Woodland Scene by Timeless Treasures. I used a McCall’s pattern, M5791, and altered it slightly. Instead of a zipper I decided to use buttons. Doing this allowed me to cut the back of the skirt without a center back seam and I just put in a small placket for the buttons. Another simple changed I made was using a pre-made collar I had on hand instead of making one.
My favorite part of the whole dress is definitely the collar. The scalloped edges are so sweet! It is a Florence & Eiseman collar I picked up a few years ago from a fabric store. The collar was so quick to use and I think it really gives the dress a special look!
Here are a few more handmade dresses I’ve made for my little one. I usually start with a commerical pattern from McCalls or Simplicity and then alter it a little here and there. Once you make the same dress a couple times it becomes easier to play around with the pattern.
Choo Choo Train Dress – with Free Train Applique Pattern – Simplicity 1205
Little Black Cat Dress – Simplicity 1205
Little Red Riding Hood Dress – Simplicity 1205
Have a wonderful week!