i’m getting back into the studio more and more lately, and as
threatened promised, i decided to do some fun sewing in between the mock ups and pattern development. i had a perfect excuse as my niece was expecting a baby girl early in march. she arrived on march 4th (by the way, that is also her grandmothers birthday!!) and my first glimpse of her was to be easter sunday.
i chose a commercial pattern going with simplicity 8098 because i love every single view, both boy and girl. it has a vintage sort of feel to it.
then i headed to “the stash”. my stash is really quite modest, but i found yardage that i had been saving for a ‘small person’ and decided it was just girly enough without being too fru-fru. it’s a lecien fabric called folk tale by natalie lymer of cinderberry stitches. it’s probably no longer available (because i like it of course…if i hated it, it would be in every fabric store in the nation!) i picked up some coordinating fabric for the bodice and ruffle, some pearl snaps and was off.
being used to making full size human clothing, i marveled at the small pieces. it’s been a while since i’ve sewn for little ones. but it was a nice change of pace (no bust adjustment!!).
while i’m not thrilled with the pictures, i was pretty pleased with the romper.
yesterday i met the newest hannah of the family. since i already have a 4 year old great niece named hannah, i’m calling the new one “double h” (yes, last name begins with h)until i can come up with a better nickname (no one wants to be “big hannah” or “little hannah”…worse yet, “old hannah” and “young hannah”). she’s a wee bit of a girl, and i never did see her with her eyes open, but she’s beautiful. i sort of doubt that the romper will fit her until next winter since she’s so small, but you never know!!
welcome little “double h”….i’ll be here if you ever want a special dress, some warm hand knit socks or some wee little mittens!