A couple of days ago while on the phone with a friend I had the occasion to look into my stash closet where most of the Mimi-mades are kept. On a hanger hung this sweet fella. It was a UFO. A UFO sooooo close to being finished. This project was started as a baby gift that never came to fruition. Do you have any of those? I have way too many to count. Anyhoo, I spotted this little gem, realized Peanut is coming for a visit this weekend and motivation struck!
|Old Fashioned Baby "Baby's Summer Clothes"|
On numerous occasions I have professed my love for patterns by The Old Fashioned Baby. They go together as they should, if it says 16 pounds, it fits 16 pounds. Every time. That being said, this hands down has to be my F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E. pattern Jeannie B has published. Favorite! This is not the first one I have made.
Again here from a seersucker and poly/cotton pique. I have a serious crush for this pattern. There is something about the diaper shirt over the romper with those offset buttons that make my heart sing.
Here is the long version of the diaper shirt for Wildman's coming home gown. There is also Peanut's coming home gown in the newest issue of Sew Beautiful where I used this pattern to adapt another daygown. Be on the lookout for the new issue. Serious crush on this pattern.
Finished! The romper is made from Imperial batiste and the diaper shirt is of course, Spechler-Vogel poly/cotton pique. Antique buttons finish the shirt. I did use snaps on the crotch of the romper. I normally wouldn't, but Peanut goes to daycare. Trying to make diaper changes easier for them.
When I found it hanging in the closet, all that was left to finish on this little cutie was sew the buttons and snaps on the shirt and romper then about 30 minutes of embroidery. Like I said, so close. Why hadn't I finished it before? $64,000 question.
Isn't he cute? I am cutting it close as to whether this will fit Peanut or not. I sure hope so. If not, it will be waiting on the next arrival. And no we don't have one on the way; but if we did, I am ahead of the game! If you haven't tried this pattern I encourage you to do so. If it doesn't fit, I can make another one that is lengthened in the crotch. It takes no time to make.
Keep stitching, faithful reader.