Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Boy's Daygown

This is the pleated daygown again. The fabric is a cotton sateen from Hancocks and the pattern is The Pleated Daygown from Creations by Michie again. The embroidery is a hand embroidery design that comes in the pattern.  I made this for a girl at work who is having a baby.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Today I'm posting another of the baby gowns from my cedar chifferobe. This one is pink batiste and the pattern is Grace Knotts Baby Nightie.  This is my favorite pattern for baby girls because it is tiny. This is the larger size in the pattern. The other size is perfect for a newborn.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Today, I'm showing another of the daygowns that is being passed down to grandbaby number 6. I hope she won't mind some hand me downs.

This little daygown is also the Creations by Michie pleated daygown pattern. This time it is pale pink batiste. If you double click on the photo you can better see the  emb.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A little comfort

Many bloggers are making curtains or slipcovers from painters drop cloths. so when thinking of doing  cushions for the outdoor furniture I finally hit on the idea of using the drop cloths for the ones on the porch. after all they weren't going to be in the weather really.

Not a lot of people seem to have front porch swings anymore. Actually that is how I often tell people where i live-- 5th house on the right with a swing on the porch. I guess folks just don't have time to sit on the porch like they once did-- I know we don't have as much time. And it is just so darn hot in the summer.

But as long as we have grandkids who ask to swing we will have a  swing there. children have been swung to sleep there many times. Even on occasion in the winter with a quilt for cover a little one has been sung to sleep.

The thing is we are getting older and like to have more comfort so now we will have a little more comfortable seat while we swing.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crabby Sundress

This little sundress is made using the sundress instructions in the Chilren's Corner book. You use two
 45 inch wide fabric panels and the armhole curve is supplied is supplied in the book.

The smocking plate is an Ellen  Mccarn plate called Kiawah Crabs I believe.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More baby things

Not all the smocked clothes have make it back to me but most of the baby things have. I have gotten out some of the little dresses to was and get ready to hand down to grand baby number 6.

I thought I would share some of them here. So I will share one or two each week.

The first is the same Creations by Michie pleated day gown that I have shown before but this time it is a girly one.

This is made from batiste with whip stitch piping on the collars and sleeve bands. It is made more like a dress than the gown I made for a boy. This is a newborn size.
It looks much different made for a girl than for a boy.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sew Beautiful swimsuit

This is from an issue of Sew Beautiful magazine this summer. The pattern was designed by Jackie Young and has been very popular on the sewing fourms and groups this summer.

I made this one for Madison. the pattern goes to size 4 but with the instructins from the designer's blog I altered it for a size 5 with no problems.

Madison was thrilled with the swim suit because it is a two piece. She is a hoot.

Monday, July 5, 2010

girly sweetness

Earlier this year I had a desire to do some hand embroidery so I cut out this little daygown. Later we found out there is a baby girl expected in November so she will be the recipient of this gown.

The fabric is batiste and the pattern is from Old Fashioned Baby. I made the dress earlier but only made the slip this weekend.  I guess I am a little old fashioned but it always seems to me that a dress looks better with a  slip under it and this dress was no exception. The slip made a world of difference.

The embroidery is bullion roses with lazy daisy leaves.  The collar edges,hem and sleeve cuffs as well as all edges on the slip have a scallop edge. I used the built in stitch on my sewing machine.