Wednesday, December 16, 2009

8 Months and Projects Completed


Before one knows it...the months slip by and suddenly you have an 8 month old child on your hands. I find it really challenging to let her grow up...though I really have no choice ;-)

So at 8 months Rowan is sitting up fairly solidly and she is making the cutest sounds and bubbles. She also has two teeth! Rowan is still the jolliest baby I have had and goes to sleep quite nicely for me. Now, if she would just sleep through the night!

And in the midst of much Christmas sewing and prep, I have finally finished the above little outfit for Rowan. I will make a confession...this was supposed to be made soon after she was born, it was begun in...July. Yep, I only just finished this last week..sigh..


This is actually three pieces...the bonnet, slip dress and bloomers. I made the dress first (all by hand) with THIS pattern(slip view, with alterations for the shoulder closing). I embroidered some birds on it(I shared about this HERE).

The bloomers and bonnet, I made using THIS pattern(views D & E) and just decided to use my machine. Yup, I was tired of sewing by hand.

I really like the bloomer and bonnet pattern. Very simple and I can still get use out of the largest size I think. I do like the dress pattern but I don't think I'm really ready for heirloom quality techniques...it is assumed you know more than I apparently know ;-)


I really love the way Rowan looks in this bonnet...and I think she does too:-) There are a lot of ribbons...but I like it that way.

Now, I just need to use the rest of the fabric I bought when I was pregnant...and that I bought after and now and....you see a pattern here? Addiction perhaps? Well, anyhow, I have many things I'd like to make for her and the rest of my darling kids. I certainly have plenty of fabric!

And for good measure...just my jolly little rose-bud! She has really gotten quite strong and she is just the happiest little sweet-pea. Yes, I have quite a few different names for her.

Now that "the" outfit is completed...on to mass Christmas sewing! How many days left?!

Blessings,
Sommer

6 comments:

Lauren Christine said...

She looks so precious! Great job on the adorable outfit! :)

Sarah Jane said...

Oh Sommer!!! She is just DARLING!! What a cutie pie. And how is it possible that she is 8 months old already?! How can that be? It seems she was just born a few weeks ago, and Malachi just a few months ago. Sigh. Our babies grow up so fast. But they get even more delightful and dear the older they get, I think. :)

The outfit is simply splendid and sweet. So cute and timeless! I love it and she looks so perfect in it. She has the most radiant smile!

Tilly said...

Oh what a sweet girly! You did an amazing job on the outfit...I'm so impressed that you did the dress by hand!! And what a lovely blanket she has to play on ;)

Sommer said...

Thank you ladies!

It was such a relief to complete the outfit and now I just want to sew more!

Sarah~I know, it feels like I was just reading about Malachi's birth and that I just brought home a wee new girlie! I miss the little infant moments already..but now I enjoy her sweet personality she has grown into!

Tilly~Thanks so much dearie! I really do love to sew by hand, but it can certainly take a lot longer sometimes. And I so very much love that blanket for playtime. Just the right size and so pretty :-)

Lots of love,
Sommer

Mama Hen said...

I need a spoon because I could eat her up! She is just precious!

Persuaded said...

What an absolutely delicious little darling she is! oooooooo my goodness♥

The outfit is precious as well, and for what it's worth, i never got any sewing done during any of my children's infancies. There was just altogether too much cuddling to be done, dontchaknow;)