Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KCW: Day 2: Baby Gift

The parents of the students in MG's 2nd grade class are throwing a surprise baby shower for the teacher, Mrs. H, tomorrow.  Mrs. H is dearly loved and is expecting her second child (a girl!) in May. 


Pattern:  Ottobre Design 03/11 #3 "Scallop Shell" short overalls
Size:  56 (the smallest)
Fabric:  Floral print left over from MG's Easter dress with pink binding left over from the ruffle jacket
Mods:  Didn't use ric rack on the leg cuffs

When using this print for MG's dress, I fretted over what solid to use for the collar and belt.  I love the way the green looks on her dress but thought a newborn baby girl needs Pink!  Plus, I had some ric rack that was the same delicate pink as the binding/cuff fabric.;)


 
I love the pockets!
 
Now that my UFO projects are finished, it's time to play.  My current Kid's Clothes Week project in progress is a woven tee for the little girls, similar to Grainline Studio's Scout Tee but much smaller.  Hopefully, I'll have a finished tee *that fits* to show for tomorrow!
 




22 comments:

  1. This is overwhelmingly cute! I think it might be worth it sewing a teeny size 56 just for the joy of it!

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    1. I know! I didn't ever sew for my kids when they were little babies so all this teeny tiny sewing is all new to me! Luckily, we have several friends and family members having babies soon so I can indulge in some more baby sewing.:)

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  2. Oh, Cindy - adorable - love the pockets too :-)

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    1. Those pockets are the whole reason why I chose that pattern!lol They are supposed to be shaped like sea shells...my curves got a little flattened out.;)

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  3. What a lucky teacher!!! HOW SPECIAL....

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  4. It is so sweet. I love all the details.

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  5. Mrs. H is going to love this little romper on her little one! It is so cute with the rick rack and the hand-stitching on the pockets. Isn't it nice to use up things you have on hand to make wonderful gifts?

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  6. Pink is definitely the right choice as contrasting fabric for this ADORABLE baby romper!!! Love the little pockets...

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  7. Love this, LOVE! What a lucky baby to receive such a beautiful and made with love outfit.

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    1. Aw, Thanks Brittney! Usually I struggle when sewing gifts but this one was a joy to sew.:)

      C

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  8. What a sweet suit. I love the pockets too!

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  9. The sweetest shortalls ever!
    The shell pockets are too cute for words! I agree with the above comment: It makes me wish I had the time to sew one just for fun! (I only have baby boy's in the family. We do need more baby girls, lol)
    Your Ottobre sewing never disappoints Cindy (and you're so fast! I just got my issue this week from the post...)
    Ana Sofia

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    1. You're too kind! I really do love Ottobre but have been neglecting them as of late. I sent in the gift with MG this morning with a little something for the soon to be big brother too.;)

      Cindy

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  10. You're right, the pockets are precious. I'm sure it was her favorite gift!

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    1. :) I hope Mrs. H does like it!

      Cindy

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  11. I adore those pockets.
    Gorgeous Cindy.

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I've been so hesitant to sew gifts but after seeing all the gorgeous baby clothes you make to give to others, I had to give it a try!

      C

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  12. so cute!!! I need to make a baby gift for a friend who lives at the beach. This might just be the perfect pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Teri! It's been fun to delve into baby sewing since I didn't do any when mine were little.

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  13. She is going to love it! How could she not love something handmade by Cindy? Those pockets are absolutely darling...and I delighted at your use of the word "fretted." I've got to inject that into my vocabulary more often! ;-)

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    1. Aw, thanks Lauren! It's not like a baby needs pockets but they are sure cute.:) It's easy to stick in words that you don't use much in conversation while writing...I have a feeling I've been influenced by some of my recent reading! (Aunt Dimity mysteries, light and enjoyable reading)

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  14. Suggesting a gift for a new born baby is very difficult. We generally cannot even decide that what we should present to the new born baby which will be useful for him and remember us while any one use it.
    Geburtstafel Vorlage

    Thanks

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