Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh Baby!

For a while now, I've been working on a little surprise for a dear friend of mine...baby girl clothes!


 
 
Top:  Baby in the Hood from Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner
 
Middle:  Muksis Jersey Tunic from Ottobre Design 01/09 #5
 
Bottom:  Rainy Sky leggings from Ottobre Design 04/12 #2
 
The jacket and the top were both made with fabric from my mid-size scrap bins.  I didn't have enough of the ribbing to make the leggings so I ended up using a cotton/lycra jersey from Chez Ami that I had.  The browns aren't a perfect match but are a lot closer than they look in the pictures. 
 
 I couldn't leave big sister out so I made an outfit for her too.
 

Hilda Hooded Dress
 
 
Hilda Pocket Detail
 

Lily Leggings  
 
Top:  Hilda Hooded Dress from Ottobre Design 06/07 #27 in Chez Ami light pink Interlock
 
Pants:  Lily Leggings from Ottobre Design 06/07 #28
 
I was able to drop the gifts off this morning and visit with my friend and her darling baby.  I swear, I have never seen a more happy and content little girl.  She was all smiles and bright eyes...that is until she conked out.:) 
 
 


18 comments:

  1. That is so sweet! I never sewed for my babies and, sadly, all my friends seem to be "through" with family additions. It looks like so much fun to sew these tiny clothes. I also love how you combined prints and color.

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    1. I never sewed baby clothes for mine either. BK was a year old before I got back into sewing. Most of my friends are done too BUT I have several nieces and nephews that are recently married and starting their own families.;) Thanks, Uta!

      Cindy

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  2. Beautiful clothing and what a lovely gift for a new baby and her big sister. Nice sewing.

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  3. aw what a fantastic gift! wow, girl! very nice work.

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  4. Those tunics are just perfect! I love how organised you are to have a mid-size scrap bin. Mine are all jumbled together and it takes me forever to find the perfect piece!

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    1. Thanks! I'd planned on making the baby size one for my youngest but somehow she grew too big for it.;) In general, my sewing stuff isn't very organized but I do separate the scraps into 2 different zones. The scraps that are less than 3/4 yard but more than a 1/4 are folded and put in clear totes. The smaller pieces that would be suitable for appliques are in a clear, zippered bag (the kind bedding comes in). When I'm working on smaller projects, I check the scrap bins first before cutting into any of my yardage.

      Cindy

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  5. What a fabulous gift, Cindy. The jacket in the first photo is just adorable, with those large buttons.

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  6. "mid-size scrap bin"...how smart! I love all these..what a nice gift!

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    1. I have a bunch of clear smaller totes that I put in scraps that are around 1/4-1/2 a yard or so. I usually use the woven scraps for waistbands and pocket bags and the knit scraps for binding or appliques. Turns out the scraps are perfect for baby clothes!;) Thanks!

      Cindy

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  7. Wow. You've been busy. And what lovely gifts for your friend. I'll bet she was beyond thrilled.

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    1. See...I have been sewing (a little)!:) Yes, my friend was very happy with the gifts which made me happy too.

      Cindy

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  8. So sweet of you to think of the older sister! They're all so cute!
    -Lauren

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    1. My older 3 were always appreciative when friends/family included a little something for them when there was a new addition to our family so I couldn't leave big sis out.:) Thanks, Lauren!

      C

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  9. What a lovely friend you are - the perfect gift.
    And how nice to make something for her sister too- that probably made her day.

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    1. It was an honor to sew something for my friend!:)

      C

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  10. I love your pattern and fabric choices, that first little jacket is my favorite. And I agree what a smart way to organize your scraps!

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    1. I hoping to have more opportunities to sew the Handmade Beginnings jacket...It's a fun little pattern!

      Cindy

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