In the Pink (and Green)
Posted 30 June, 09on:
Baby sewing is my favorite sewing. Baby girl sewing is even better. This recipient of this gift is due to make her grand arrival any minute. The pattern is Design #1 from the 03/07 issue of Ottobre Design. The fabric is a calico that has been in my stash for many years.
I followed the pattern with the exception of the sleeves. I added a small inverted pleat so the sleeve would not be so wide. Bias tape was used to bind the neck edge, hem and sleeves. It adds a bit of color and gives a nice, clean finish.
My original plan for the center front embellishment was three small ribbon roses. I thought I had some pale pink ones in my stash, but no. I debated what to do instead. Running to the store was not an option. Instead, I used a decorative stitch on bias tape. It is simpler, but I like it better than the ribbon roses. It will less bulky, and therefore, more comfortable than the ribbons roses. Better for baby is always better. I also made the matching bloomers for a complete look.
Here is the back: