Bayern Sundress by Heidi of Elegance and Elephants

Today we have Heidi with us. Heidi is another seamstress who came to my attention through the Project Run and Play Sew Along. She creates such classic kids clothing, including great tailored boys wear – and we all know that great stuff for boys is lagging behind great girls stuff in blogland. 
Hello Melly Sews readers!  
I’m so excited to be here today and show you the little sundress I made for my girl.  
Thanks for having me (and THANK YOU, Melissa, for asking!)  
Before we get started, here’s a little about me:
I’m Heidi, a Canadian mom of two, 
who blogs over at:
(formerly Homemade By Heidi)
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
Thread
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!  

Thanks Heidi – that back is so unique! While you’re looking around Heidi’s blog, make sure to check out my favorites, like this Stylin’ Blazer



And this Little Jane Austen dress



And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what Beverly of Flamingo Toes made!

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