3.29.2009

Happier Times

My house is clean
It's sunny outside

Everything is graded
Spring Break is in 5 days

And.....I sewed this weekend. So all is right with the world.

There are four pregnant women at my school this year, due about a month apart from each other, in April, May, June and July. One of them is having a baby shower on Tuesday, so I made these for her. She is the only one having a girl. This one is my favorite...
I ironed the leaves onto the shirt and ironed the flowers together to make them double-sided. I then straight-stitched around the leaves and zigzagged the edges of the flowers using contrasting thread. I just barely sewed the edges of the petals together on the top flower (1-2 stitches only) to make the petals a little more dimensional, and then layered them together with a vintage button. I ended up having to tack the petals down so they weren't so floppy.
For this one, I ironed on the heart, then zig-zagged around the edge in a contrasting thread. I then made the little skirt out of a 4" strip of pink cotton, and made my own bias tape out of some yellow quilting cotton to hem it. I ironed on two more hearts onto the skirt and satin stitched one and straight stitched the other. I hope she likes them! I will not be making these to sell as I have seen these numerous times around on the web made by far more talented artists than I and feel like it would be a definite artistic infringement.

6 comments:

carla said...

I am almost inspired to get out my sewing machine. I've seen this here and there too and I love them. They would look so cute on my kids. But I'm sure that I would sew that onesie together!

Just say Julie said...

These are cute. I found out with the loverly heat & bond I can make a whole pack of these in an hour. Everybody that has a baby is getting one of these!1

Columbia Lily said...

yea....it definitely took me longer than an hour to make these.

Me said...

these are adorable, Christy!!!!!

Jordan and Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, these are so adorable!! Very cute!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love the one with the little skirt. so cute.