Friday, February 27, 2009

I knew sewing for a baby girl would be fun

Aren't these cute little pants? I made them from a sheet I got at Goodwill. I also bought a sweater there to refashion into a tiny sweater for my girl.

Sweater before:

And after (with the front of the pants):

The sweater pattern is from Ottobre 1/2007. I had to shorten the sleeves a bit, and then taper them a little more towards the wrists but I think it will work well for Lauren through the spring and summer. The binding on the sweater is from the blanket I used to make these shirts. I was glad it was a close enough match because I still don't have any solid pink knit fabric.

I also got my Geese in the Forest blocks for February done this week.
These were fun to put together and I'm looking forward to the next block pattern, it should be available next week. If there's anyone that wants to swap some scraps for this quilt, let me know. There are some colors I have lots of but I do have some holes in my little stash (I could use reds, oranges, aquas, and I could trade purples, greens, maybe some yellows, and more).

Finally, I wanted to show off the dishtowels I made for my sweet mother-in-law, for her birthday. Happy Birthday Terri!!

The dishtowels are from Target and I embellished them with 30's reproduction fabrics, and some vintage bias tape and rick rack my mom gave me a while back.


Miss Shelly said...


Lorilee said...

Everything looks great! The pants turned out so darn cute!! I love them!

ezeldabeth said...

it IS so much fun to sew for baby girls (it does make my son jealous - why cant there be more great boy patterns) ... those pants and sweater are so adorable!!! great job

jacquie said...

oh my goodness...those are the cutest little pants and i love what you did with the sweater. so creative and cute! i need to get on my geese blocks...i haven't even started.

Jaroses7 said...

I love what you did to that sweater. i never even thought to recycle adult clothes for kids. great idea! i think that if you had a patterned pink knit that matched you could have used that for the binding too. i am kind of curious to try to make a binding out of the sweater fabric. i wonder if that would work.

Vicki said...

Jaroses--patterned knit would be cute, you're right. I had originally thought I could use the sweater fabric for the binding but it was too thick, especially for this tiny sweater. It might work on a larger garment, though.