Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Play Ball! Sewing for Cousins


New baby's mommy had her showers this past weekend. Now I can share all that I have been keeping under wraps.

 

First up, Children's Corner Taylor. I have made this pattern too many times to count. Here and here for instance. It is a go-to favorite. Because Mommy and Daddy are avid fans, a bubble honoring the hometown team was in order for our new little man. The embroidery design came from Etsy. I don't want to type out the name of the team for fear the copyright police will find me or the person that digitized the logo. Which may have already happened since I can't find it again to make it linky. I did find this one. I used the 2.5" size on this size 3 month bubble.


I liked the bubble so much I decided his two cousins needed one as well. Team love is a family affair around here!  This fun little sundress is Children's Corner Frannie. I made a size 3 with length added again. The bloomers not shown here are Bonnie Blue Sydney.


 I used the contrasting fabric for the collar, piping and lining. Proportion wise I should have scooted the logo a tad farther down the chest. I wasn't thinking of the collar when I placed the embroidery. For play clothes I wasn't re-doing it. I opted for the optional elastic under the arms. Tied bows and 2 year old don't mix. In my opinion.

 

Last up in our Children's Corner parade is Children's Corner Johnny. I made a size 24 months for Wildman. I did like the darker red buttons I used on the Taylor above than these brighter red ones. Again, for play clothes, I wasn't changing it. These were the buttons I had in this size, so they were the ones I used.

All of the fabrics were stash from the closet. As were the patterns. Only thing I purchased were buttons and the embroidery. Under $10 for three cutie patootie outfits, score!

I did like that the embroidery design came in several different sizes so I could use sizes more appropriate for the size garment. I didn't think that little size 3 month needed a 4" logo on his chest.

I have more to share with you in coming posts.
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In other news, registration for the annual SAGA convention opened up today. Check out the brochure here. Promises to be lots of fun. I can't wait.

4 comments:

  1. toooooooo cute!!!! I love everything you do!!!!
    Would you believe I have never made the Frannie, got it, just haven't. And it is one of my favorites. Again, these are just lovely!!!

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  2. I love them all...even tho in my family, they root for the other team!! I have some team logos but am always afraid to use them. I am jealous that you have little ones to sew for...my baby days are over. These are just too cute for words.

    Debi

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  3. These are wonderful, Martha. So prescious.

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