Baby Sewing

Thank You for all the birthday love for our little FinallyAGirl.  We sure had a fun birthday weekend and I wish we could do it all again!  Sadly, the little family is moving to Utah this week — they’re in the middle of the move as we speak.  The U-Haul full of goods is somewhere in Wyoming, FinallyAGirl and her Mummy are flying today, and the Girls Roadtrip Car Brigade (that’s MyDadLovesMeBestSister, MeMum and I) will be leaving soon.  I LOVE a good Roadtrip, so I can’t wait!

As I mentioned in my last post, I made some clothes for FinallyAGirl for her first birthday.  In the rush of getting everything done, there wasn’t time to get any pictures of her actually IN her new clothes, but I’ll be working on that in the next week or two.  In the meantime, here’s all my fun sewing:

I made two little dresses/tops and two rompers.  Here’s the first dress — a little ruffly, girly sundress.  The pattern is Elyse by Bonnie Blue Designs and the fabrics are Sarah Jane’s Summer Garden Bloom and the Japanese honeycomb dots in pink.

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This is a super easy pattern — although, with all those ruffles, not particularly quick.  I do love a cute little ruffle-butt though!

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For the other little dress, I wanted something fairly simple-looking.  I had a white linen blend in my stash and I teamed it up with the Spechler Vogel Pima Cotton Classic 1/32″ Check in Red from my little etsy shop.

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I embroidered these little red and blue flowers at the pleats and then gave them a tiny button center.  (The instructions for these flowers are contained in the Blair romper pattern mentioned below.)

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The pattern is Butterick 3405 and I had to make a little Purl Soho sunbonnet to match.  FinallyAGirl will be living in the land of sunshine-all-the-time, so she’ll need a little face/eye protection.  We LOVE those Purl Soho bonnets!

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SweetiePie will probably not thank me for having buttons all the way down the back — FinallyAGirl is a wiggly little baby — she doesn’t have time for dressing as it interferes with play time!  Hopefully a little flag ribbon and stamp at the side seams will make up for it ;-D.

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After dresses, I made two little rompers — we LOVE babies in rompers !  The first little romper came from a free pattern that was included with the Summer 2016 issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.   It’s called the Blair Romper and I very unimaginatively used the same fabric that they used in the magazine – Liberty of London Phoebe in pink and aqua.  There are four white flower buttons at the shoulders, but I had to wait to put them on until I had a rough idea of where to place them.  FinallyAGirl will have a little growing room in this bubble.

Thimbleanna: Baby Sewing

I’ve saved my favorite for last ;-DDDD.  This little bubble is from a downloadable Australian pattern (of course!) — the Rose Bud Romper by Felicity Sewing Patterns.  I LOVE this cute pattern and the instructions were very detailed and easy to follow.  The straps are just pinned to the hanger in this picture, but they’ll actually be tied into cute bows on the baby’s shoulders.  The fabric is Liberty of London Felicite in Pink and Blue.

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Another sunbonnet and ruffle-butt!  I can’t wait to see FinallyAGirl wearing this little outfit.

Thimbleanna: Baby Sewing

So, Grandma got a little carried away this time.  Can you tell that after only boys, I’m having a great time sewing for a little girl LOL???  Ok — must run — lots to do! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

23 Thoughts on “Baby Sewing

  1. FinallyAGirl will look adorable in those outfits you made! She’s awfully cute; I noticed in the photos in your earlier post of the birthday. Too bad the family is moving further away.

  2. Jody on June 23, 2017 at 1:19 pm said:

    Sooooo adorable! Good work Grammy!!!!!

  3. Such a lucky little girl! Sad for you to have her move away!

  4. These are all adorable, Anna. Such a lucky wee girl! :o)

  5. How adorable! That FinallyAGirl will be the best looking babe in the land, that’s for sure!

  6. those are such cut little baby clothes – little girl sewing is always fun i think – and happy birthday to the little one. Sorry they are moving a bit from you but you can always plan visits and there are so many quilt shops in Utah to see!

  7. Too cute for words! I love a good ruffle, myself. Have a safe trip. Can’t wait to read all about it!!!

  8. Sarah on June 24, 2017 at 11:48 am said:

    Oh my goodness, what perfectly ADORABLE outfits!! Aaannd baby, of course. So lucky to have you for a grandma! Safe travels to you, Anna, hope you have a wonderful time!

  9. Ms. m on June 25, 2017 at 12:17 am said:

    Beautiful outfits for FinallyAGirl!!!
    Have fun on your road trip…

  10. I’m a little behind in blog reading – but wanted to tell you how adorable your sewing projects are! I’m sure your grandgirl will be such a cutie in Grammy’s creations. Enjoy your road trip ! (you know how I LOVE a good road trip :))

  11. Absolutely gorgeous outfits!! Well done Grandma. Have a FAB road trip. Xx

  12. Jewels on June 25, 2017 at 7:04 pm said:

    Darling little outfits!!!! Lucky little girl to have you as her Grandma! Xoxo Jewels

  13. Cathy Burk on June 26, 2017 at 12:03 am said:

    What adorable outfits for Miss Finally! She’s lucky to be growing up with a Grandma who apparently can do anything with needle and thread. Sorry about her family’s move, but just a great excuse for more road trips for you!

  14. All gorgeous little outfits but that last romper comber is so cute. She will look super adorable in that x

  15. So! fun. I love it all! You have some mad sewing skillz! Have a good trip!

  16. The only thing is, Anna, that you’re spending too much time sewing and not enough blogging. In my opinion . Very lovely sewing, though. And you know what I feel about offspring going afar: it ought to be banned. Moan, moan. You have my sympathy. x

  17. best dressed girl in all of Utah…. ;p

  18. Oh Anna these handmade clothes are so so sweet!
    I love a ruffle butt to and also the ruffle hips.
    Such cute bonnet to match too.
    Sad that they will be so far away…..

  19. You are amazing, Anna! Each and every piece is just beautiful. I love little girl clothes, and fortunately I had two little girls to make them for back in the day. I even made little ballet type slippers with ribbon laces. Be sure to take plenty of pictures! And enjoy your road trip!

  20. Miss Jean on July 10, 2017 at 11:31 am said:

    Adorable! I used to sew for my daughter when she was a toddler, 47 years ago. I made the same little dress as the Elyse. Some things just don’t go out of style.

  21. Absolutely adorable! OMG, you do such great work! I can not sew worth beans! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  22. brigita on July 26, 2017 at 8:36 am said:

    how did i miss THIS???? oh my stinkin’ heck. this is the final nail… the absolute proof that my daughter is in the WRONG family! these couldn’t be more beautiful. you are truly amazing. i love all of them for different reasons. although, i do have to say, i’m surprised you didn’t find some way to smock the heck out of all of them. ;) please make a duplicate in all of these patterns for my future unborn granddaughter. and on the embroidery, please do a <3 with an "M" in the middle, my name is "MIMI". thanks. you're the best.

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