Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wee Little Ones

I have about a million friends who are currently pregnant. So, because I like sewing, I'm of course sewing all kinds of cute stuff! Thought I'd take a stroll here down memory lane of some of my past sewing for babies projects.

There are a whole bunch of cute free patterns on the internet these days, which is awesome. A few years ago there weren't, so here are a few of the dresses I made back then using purchased patterns:

This one was made from a brown thrifted duvet cover that I actually ended up making quite a few things from. I wish I still had some of this fabric left, it was a lovely chocolate colour and worn to a nice softness. The trim was some vintage lace I got at a little out of the way store in the middle of nowhere. I have a bit of it left in my stash but not much.

This dress is from the same pattern as the brown one, but with the addition of sleeves. The main white fabric was from a thrifted sheet that my old landlord gave me. For the hem I just used the hemmed edge of the sheet. The duck embroidery is a piece of embroidered "clear" fabric trim (what is that stuff called?) that came from the same place I got the lace above from. I covered up the edges with some yellow rick rack I got from my Gramma and appliqued the little duck at the top. I think this is one of my favourite things that I have ever sewn. This dress went to a little girl named Sophia, whom I believe is now 4 years old.

I don't have a better photo of this dress, just this folded view... on top of my old bedspread! The blue fabric was a heavier cotton, and had the chocolate brown dotted flowers that I matched to plain sleeves and a collar. I think I gave this dress to my friend Cory's little daughter Mikaya.

This dress is from the same pattern as the one with brown sleeves, and has the same lace trim as the brown duvet dress. It was made from a pale blue fabric with little white dots. I think this went to little Eva in Oregon.

I love this orange print fabric! This was one of my first attempts at machine-applique. This went to a little girl named Juliet. The other day I just discovered I still have some of this fabric left in my stash.

Recognize the fabric? This one I made a little bit longer and added some pink piping to. Tessa also got the blue/brown/white quilt from this post (and hey, you might recognize some of those other fabrics!).

And finally, an actual baby! This is Reagan in another dress I made. You will recognize the familiar pattern. The orange floral fabric is some I got from my Mom, trimmed up with some rick rack and matching orange broadcloth. The back is fastened with some vintage green and orange buttons.

I'll post some of the dresses and things I've been making recently shortly. I like how baby clothes generally take a lot less time than a full-size garment!

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