Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tis the Season---Mardi Gras Season

Yes it is time to think Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras season officially starts after Twelfth Night. Most municipalities start their BIG parades a few weeks before Ash Wednesday. This years Mardi Gras season is a longgg one, Easter is late and hence so is Ash Wednesday. March 5th to be exact. The Times-Picayune is featuring 58 Days of King Cake. Now that is a celebration I could get behind. I bought babies last year to make a King Cake and never got around to it. Maybe this year, just need to re-find them. On to sewing for a little man's first Mardi Gras.

Quick and simple. All from stash except for the embroidery design. Children's Corner Johnny is the pattern. A green stripe cotton is the fabric. Lined with Imperial broadcloth and piped with black gingham. Like I said, all from stash.

The embroidery design is from Lynnie Pinnie. Mardi Gras Truck Applique. I did a 4x4 size. I might could have gone with the 5x7. Oh well.

He seems pretty happy with his new duds. Momma says he is a movin' and a groovin'. Full on crawling and trying to pull up. Look out! Hard to believe he is 7 months old already.


  1. So cute! Mardi Gras is here When I had my shop in Baton Rouge we closed for the week of Mardi Gras (because I kept to the school holiday calendar) and had the appropriate message on my answering machine. When we re-opened I had a phone message that said "I don't understand what holiday you are closed for…What is Mardi Gras?" Only in the south!

  2. He will catch a ton of beads with that smile and outfit!!

  3. Why do you need babies to make kingcake ??? Cute overalls.

    1. Dawn, the babies are baked inside the cake and whoever gets the baby brings the next King Cake

  4. Wow you learn something new every day !! They look like the babies we used to keep in matchboxes when I was a little girl

  5. It IS hard to believe he is 7 months old. They grow just way too quickly!

  6. Darling Mardi Gras outfit on an even more darling little honey! He is growing up too fast!

  7. Too cute and glad to see the fit. If I ever get the desire to sew again, maybe I will dig out that pattern.


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