Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Playing Catch-Up-Getting Ready for Baby

I am still trying to catch up on all the sewing this past fall. I did attend SAGA Convention in September before traveling to New Orleans to await the arrival of our newest blessing. Luckily before I left I was able to finish up this pair of garments. Big Brother needed something to wear to the hospital for his first meeting with Baby Sister, didn't he? Of course he did!

I used Children's Corner "Johnny" for his long all. Fabric is a poly/cotton from the stash closet. I have no idea what the fabric is. The embroidery is from Applique for Kids, I used the machine embroidery/applique for Big Brother and the coordinating shadow work design for Baby Sister. Shirt is also from Johnny out of Imperial broadcloth.

It seems I didn't take a picture of Baby Sister's gown by itself. I used Embroidered Raglan Daygown from The Old Fashioned Baby for Sister's gown. To coordinate with Brother, I used the same poly/cotton blue for a hem treatment. The rest of the gown is poly/cotton Imperial batiste. In hindsight, I wish I had removed the hem allowance before adding the bottom band. It makes for a really long daygown. To eliminate having to hem the gown, I made a double band and attached it to the gown, sandwiching pink gingham piping at the seam.  All in all a sweet set, but not as sweet as:

when seen with these sweet faces. This is as close as we were allowed to get at first. He was having none of that posing business.

After some cookies we were able to coax a finger touch, She probably wishes he had stuck with that. Three months later he hugs, lays on top of, pokes her eye, and tries to show her how a friendly slug up side the head feels. All those other signs of "brotherly love". These days a crib and playpen aren't just places to rest but places of protection as well.

Stay tuned, more to come.
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