Friday, September 29, 2006

announcement bunting

Another bunting (banner/flag) to announce the arrival of our new baby. It was made to be hung outdoors, but in spite of recent, national baby-nappings and other tragedies, we decided to hang it in our house.
This was made slightly larger than the last one. Appliqued the letters with Wonder Under and then sewed around letters to make sure they stayed. Made from flannel (old receiving blankets) and double-wide bias tape. And it was backed with heavy drapery lining.
Please note: Until things calm down with baby #6, there will be few sewing-project updates. But, please check back!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

appliqued onesies

Appliqued using Pellon's Wonder Under. Sewed around edges with zigzag (machine) stitch to prevent raveling. (The top right are puzzle pieces.)

baby blanket

Just a little machine embroidery on a store-bought flannel receiving blanket for my new baby. Whenever he decides to make his appearance. (He's already 5 days late!)

Monday, September 11, 2006

baby "bunting" or banner

A baby "bunting" or banner for a boy baby. Each triangle measures approximately 8" x 10.5" (finished size), with approximately a 3" space between each. Strung with double-fold bias tape. Backed with heavy, white drapery backing. No interfacing necessary.

pleated pillowcase tote

Sewn from a thrifted pillowcase. One pleat on each side of the (vintage) button closure on front and back. Lined with unbleached muslin. Wide cotton webbing (belting) used for handles. Lined with heavy fusible interfacing.

pillowcase skirt

Sewn from a thrifted pillowcase following these instructions. Super simple.

pj bottoms

Full-length pj bottoms sewn from a thrifted sheet.

skirt #2

A skirt sewn from Simplicity 5505. It was made from a thrifted sheet, and trimmed in orange bias tape and fuschia ribbon.


A skirt sewn from Simplicity 5505. Made from thrifted sheet and hemmed in light pink bias tape.

bitty booties

Made from this pattern. Sewn from wool felt (robin's egg blue and navy). The light blue booties have embroidered sailboats. The navy booties have light blue "x's." Both have hand blanket-stitch detail at the top. Both are size 0-3 months and are tiny, tiny, tiny.

toddler-sized tote

A child-sized tote with embroidered name "Kallie" for a little friend's 3rd birthday. Lined with white muslin.