Sometimes it's more fun making the perfect gift instead of spending hours at the store trying to find that something special for someone. My beautiful niece knew she was expecting a little girl and even had her name picked out. She chose some really great colors for the nursery and so I was trying to stay away from the cutsie pink & frilly usual girly stuff. When I looked at her registry I noticed there was a cute knitted hat that was white and had the stitching that looked like a baseball. Did I tell you her husband is a coach. Well when I saw that hat, I knew I could get her something with a baseball theme. I happened to be at the fabric store a couple of days later and find an end piece of some baseball fabric with red background. There was just enough on the bolt to make this dress. I already had the pattern and was able to find some find some brown bias tape in my overflowing stash. Here's the play by play of the creation.