My sister pointed me in the direction of Made by Rae's Little Geranium Dress. There's a free pattern for 0-3 months and then you can also purchase the pattern from her blog for $10.
One look at the dress and I fell in love. This crazy montage flashed through my head of my baby girl in the dress, us frolicking around in the fields. Holding her in my arms. Sunshine. Flowers. Kittens... Yep.
So I printed out the pattern, hefted myself down to my local spotlight and found some super kawaii fabric and some little red buttons.
My sewing skills would definitely fit in the "beginner" region. I can nut out a pattern and knock something together but it generally takes me a while so I found Rae's tutorial really helpful. Especially those little progress shots, always in the nick of time.
Sewing montage ^_^
4 day old Ruby (Still in hospital)
It's such a great basic dress pattern and you can add little details like trims, contrast fabric or my favourite, heart-shaped pockets to really make it unique. If you need some inspiration hop on Pinterest, this is such a popular little pattern that there's A LOT of different versions available for your viewing pleasure.
The dress still fits Ruby at 5 months - winner winner chicken dinner!