I had the joy to be able to get out some of my old sewing patterns from thrift stores, etc and get creative. Another wee little niece was born unto my hubby's sister, so the girls and I thought that somewhat matching outfits would be cute. We think they turned out well. I did some adapting in length, but that was it. One pattern was missing the sleeves, etc, so I improvised as I could, but I'm not real comfortable with that. The biggest problem I have is knowing what size to sew. Go for a tad larger, then they grow into it at least. I choose size 2 for the "big sister" who is 2 years old and petite. Choose Newborn size for the baby who last I heard was 8.5 lbs.
|Newborn size, seems large. Reversible with bloomers|
|Ruth's corduroy pants, real sheep fleece felted for a tail|
The other side, green swirls from our girls quilts. Blanket stitched with embroidery floss around the bunny while we watched Vancouver play some fun hockey!
Can you tell I love the look of rick rack?
If it is too small for the 2 year old, the newborn will grow into it or her Mommy can chop it up and use it for something really cool and creative.
Had oh so much fun sewing these! Can't wait to get sewing more again.
BIG NEWS! I may be getting a serger! My dream is to have a serger and Gregg may have to do a little tweeking on it, but I'm sure we can figure it out and get this little room a humming again. It would have been nice for the eyelet, etc and all the hems!
Finished product, unwashed, but ready to mail away.