Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Coming home outfits.....

I'll continue on with th ebaby clothes. I made 2 different outfits for Lindley and Wes to choose from to bring the baby home from  the hospital.

I used the same pattern for both gowns but made enough changes to the pattern that they really look nothing alike.

The pattern I used is Grace Knott's Baby nightie pattern. I have used this pattern over and over because it is the perfect size for a newborn.
The fabric is ballet pink imperial batiste with smocking at the yoke and sleeves. The bonnet is from the Children's Corner book.


The next choice is still the Grace Knott Baby Nightie pattern only this time open in the front.  It has a madeira hem with hand embroidery and bullion roses. There is a bullion rose at the tip of each point on the madeira hem. I used gathered french lace at the neck bias and around the sleeves.





Sunday, October 17, 2010

More baby things

Here are a couple more things I made for the new baby. These are her jackets.

The first is I guess what is called a rosebud fleece. I thought I was making size 3 months  but it turns out it was equivalent to 6 months. She will be born mid November so maybe she can wear it by February.


The next is white chenille and should fit a small baby with no problem.


I can 't wait to see her wearing these.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Recent Goodwill loot...........

In the last year we have had a Goodwill open in our town. I go a couple of times a week usually. I have gotten some real bargains there... at least to me they are bargains.

Well the other day I was there and browsing through the baby things.. gotta shop for the grands you know even if they aren't born yet.
I found what may be my best bargain yet. There on the end of the rack hung a heirloom Strausburg dress. It had been washed and the satin trim on the collar and sleeves was pretty wrinkly and I thought might even be ruined but I thought for 99 cents I could use it for a paint rag. I took it home and washed it and pressed it and I am pretty darn happy with it. It is size 24 months and when the baby grows to that size I will wash it again and this time give it a good pressing and pass it to her.

I also  found a little sweater and gown that day to go with a recent gown and sleeper that I had gotten there.

All 3 items were 99 cents each for a total of jsut under $3. Not bad ..huh?? 

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Friday, October 15, 2010

50th day of school

Today is the 50th day of school where my grandchildren go to school. My daughter asked me if I would make one of the granddaughters a poodle skirt to wear. So of course I did.

I used rickrack for the leash and with the left over satin I made a tie belt fot it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I've been busy in the last few months making things for the new granddaughter that is due next month.  I haven't posted any pictures here on the blog of the things I have made because I wanted them to be a surprise for my daughter. I have given the things to my daughter now so I can begin to share then here. Hope you don't get tired of seeing my sewing.

These 2 gowns ar ethe last thngs I made. The top portions and the sleeves are made from knit while the bottom is made from minky. I love minky. Couldn't you just curl up in a minky robe on a cold night?

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