Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sometimes you feel like a duck

Sometimes you don't!

This is Collars Etc Layette pattern, view1, daygown. It is out of a duck print pique. Trimmed with yellow microcheck batiste.

Actually the batiste came from a package of Susie's Ready to Sew piping such as this one found at Bessie Mary. I actually bought mine at Heirloom Creations in Lafayette the last time I was there. But they don't have a website to show you. I bought the pique there as well.

I piped the raglan sleeves with the piping and decided I wanted the same gingham as the bias piping on the neckline and sleeves. Since there was no yellow Imperial microcheck  in my stash closet I just clipped the seam on the piping, pressed it flat and used the fabric it provided. More than one way to skin a cat.

I like the fabric and I like the pattern I think, but I am not a big fan of them together. Again this is a hang around the house daygown but still, it is a lot of duck! It is hanging on its companion hanger. I think next time I make this gown I will take out some of the width of the gown.

 Found at Collars Etc
I LOVE Collars Etc Smocked Baby Daygown, perhaps I will make it next. Before I can do that, first up is Michie's Pleated Bubble with a couple of embroidered fishies for a baby gift for a daughter's friend.

The giveaway closes tonight. Good luck to all those who left comments.


  1. I must be a duck person....I just LOVE the would be very sweet for a little boy; tailored and ducks aren't too feminine (for those daddies that care about that kind of thing :-D )

  2. I've had this same pique for awhile now and love it, but I don't quite know what to do with it. I'm thinking a sunsuit maybe... The little gown is really cute though. I enjoy your blog and the beautiful work you do. Thanks!

  3. I love your little ducky daygown! Perfect for either gender ;))
    I also love Heirloom Creations...20 years ago we lived in Lafayette and I would bring my 18 month old and let him play in the playroom while I shopped...:) Fun days! I don't get back there too often, but love just walking thru the door when I do get there. :)

  4. One needs only to look at my bathroom to know you can never have too many duckies.

    Love your work!

  5. I love the ducks. How smart you are to take the piping apart to use as the binding!!!! I love to think of ways to get around my problems like this. I love the pattern you show that you are thinking about using next. What is your favorite Christening gown pattern for a boy? for a girl?

  6. Thanks Ellen, I love ducks too.

    Becky, thank you. I think I would do it in a pleated diaper shirt or an Allen's Bubble perhaps or a collar on a white pique.

    Cheryl, thank you. HC has changed hands in the past year, but they are always busy in there.

    Mickey, I would love to see it. This would be adorable as well used as a band on monogrammed towels in a young child's bathroom.

    Julia, thank you. As far as favorite cg, I don't know that I have ONE favorite. It would depend on what you are wanting to do.

  7. This is just too sweet, Martha. You do such beautiful work.

  8. Thank you Bunny. The baby's mommy told me she liked it, so that is all I care about.

  9. Martha
    What a precious daygown!!! I love that pique and aren't you the ingenious one, I would have never thought to do that with the piping!!!


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