Monday, January 12, 2009

Pattern Show and Tell :-)

They finally came! I have been anxiously(and I might add, impatiently) waiting for my patterns from the Old Fashioned Baby and they finally arrived Saturday! Yay!!! I can't wait to get started:-)

Don't you think these are just darling?! I think each of these patterns sets will give me a wide variety of items for my little one. Now I just have to decide which fabrics to use with which patterns.

I also ordered 6 yards of baby tatting lace. I thought it would make a lovely trim to go along with the vintage style dresses. Isn't it sweet?!

My mind is just a-flutter with all I want to make! I have all my burp cloths pinned and ready to sew. I may do that tonight or tomorrow. And then I need to start with the little gowns and such.

I looked through some of my baby clothes last week and need to finish going through some other bags/boxes to see what can be used. It is so fun to do this. While doing so, I found some day gowns that were my MIL's when she was a baby and was thinking I needed to find a safe way of washing them. Some are a bit worn..but most are still quite usable. Does anyone have ideas on how to wash vintage day gowns/baby clothes?

Off to the sewing table:-)



Sarah Jane said...

The patterns are just too adorable. What a perfect set of little things for a baby to wear. WHY do modern day baby things lack the picturesque prettiness of bygone times?

I don't know of any good ideas to wash the older gowns, unless you try hand washing them and lying them flat to dry. That is the only way I know how to safely launder older textiles that are still stable.

Do you use a pattern for your burp cloths or do you just make them up yourself? I need to make a new set or two myself. My other two babies were not bad spitter-uppers but I want to be prepared, just in case, and all my old ones are yellowy from prior use!

Sarah Jane said...

Thank you so much for the link to the tutorial. I had somehow missed that!

I'm going in this Friday morning - I've been counting the days, alternately excited and anxious. :) I'm scared I'll die or the baby will die even though I *shouldn't* think that so I will be glad once he is out and bundled and given to me. I can't wait to nurse a baby again! :)

Miss Jen said...

What darling patterns, I love the lace as well!!
I have to agree with Sarah Jane.... "WHY do modern day baby things lack the picturesque prettiness of bygone times?" Happy Sewing to you! ;)

Miss Jen

Pat in tenn said...

Hey Sommer,

Just stopping by for a visit. I can't wait to see what you amke for the new baby with these patterns.

Are things going well for all of you?

Love ya,

Kelly said...

How cool! Your finished pieces are sure to be gorgeous, Sommer!