Anyway, my MIL half jokingly suggested that I make Baby A a matching dress to go with my Paisley Dress.Well, I didn't do exactly that, but I did have enough fabric to make her a onesie from Simplicity 9128- the same pattern I used for her 10 Cent Christmas Dress. It was just as easy, and it came out just as cute. I still need to put snaps in for quick diaper access, but aside from that I am all done. I will get a photo of us in our matching get ups as soon as I get a chance.
I enjoyed sewing this little onesie, and I was about halfway done yesterday when we ran over to our local Wal Mart for some diapers. A woman ahead of us at the check out was clearly buying sewing materials, so I asked her if she sews a lot and what. She replied that she sewed aprons, and we talked for a couple minutes about sewing in general. Then she offered "Just a word of advice, not that you asked. Don't bother sewing for her," she said, gesturing to the baby. "They just grow so fast; it's not worth it." Well guys, this used to be my opinion too, although I didn't have much experience with sewing carefully until after she was born. Now, I find that it is nice to use up small bits of fabric on clothes for her, and it provides me with the opportunity to do a short, instantly gratifying project in between longer stretches of sewing for myself. What do you think about sewing for babies and children? I have to say too that I hope when Baby A grows out of her goodies that, as I have five sisters, there will be someone for me to pass those special clothes along to.
Anyway, here is Baby A's half of the Mommy and Me ensemble:
|I used some thrifted Dritz Halo buttons- perfect, huh?|
I spent the rest of the day today organizing my (out of control!) stash, and I can't believe how much stuff I have amassed in such a short time, almost all of it from thrifting. Well, now I know what I have, and it is all visible, and there is so much amazingly gorgeous fabric and trimming. I am refreshed and ready to on to the next project. I also bid on a few patterns on eBay, one is for my Matron of Honor dress for my sister's wedding, and it is on the way: