Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thank Heaven for Little Girls . . .

I've been doing a LOT of baby sewing lately. Seems that my days (and sometimes nights) have been consumed with daygowns, christening gowns, sweet little bonnets and other baby stuff. This is just a sampling of some of the baby girl daygowns that I've finished lately. I love the basic front-button daygown - there are so many options for changing up the front. I love adding some simple pintucks and hand embroidery, but I also love the addition of lace insertion. Sleeves can be straight, have elastic added at the wrist, or (my personal favorite) smocked at the wrist. I always add an inverted center back pleat to give a little more fullness on this style of daygown.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Boy's Diaper Set

I guess that over the years I've grown so accustomed to making little "girly" things, that I just love the opportunity to do something for little boys. I'm always amazed at the cute things that can be done for little boys.

This was my "practice run" at this little diaper set. I paired the side/shoulder button shirt with a basic diaper cover. I think it turned out really nicely (don't look too closely though - the train doesn't have any wheels at this point!)
This was the final finished diaper set. I think the shirt looks a little neater after making a few minor adjustments to the shoulder and side button positions (and the train now has wheels!). Rather than the basic diaper cover, I think it looks rather nice with Creations by Michie's diaper cover with the side buttons.