Saturday, May 21, 2011

baby presents

In the past week I have had two friends give birth to baby girls. It has been very exciting. Of course, neither of them live near here so I haven't seen either baby, but can't wait to do so.  As i am pretty sure she doesn't read my blog I am going to show you what I am sending off to one of them. (The other baby was given a huge basket full of goodies from a group of us a month ago). 
So, this is what will be on it's way to Ararat shortly:
This first dress I made quite a while ago. It is out of an issue of Inspirations (can't remember which one).  It is so pretty, and is the second one of these i had made.  This is in a winter twill so it will be nice and warm for the baby.
I was really pleased that the shadow work could be seen through the material; when i did it I wasn't sure that it would.
The second dress is a smocked bishop, an original pattern. I wanted to have a play with lace coming down through the smocking.  If I were to do it again I would flattern out the lace at the neck edge more.  It is a learning process, I think there is always something new to be learnt, no matter how long you have done something.

All in all, I am pleased with it, I think it is pretty.  I hope my friend thinks so too.  This is also in a winter twill; I do love this material for baby clothes; it goes through the pleater like a dream and seems so snuggly for babies.
No more pretty sewing on the radar for me at the moment; I have school musical costumes to be hemmed today and taken back tomorrow.  And then more during the week. The Production starts on Friday so by the weekend I can get onto my christening gown again.  I am enjoying doing it and can't wait for it to be finished so I can see how it looks.


  1. Karen, these little dresses are beautiful. You really are very talented.
    I am sure the babies will look gorgeous - perhaps there will be a photo later.

  2. Karyn, I love both of these little gowns. You have made them so special with the embroidery and smocking. I'm sure they'll be worn and much appreciated. You are always so good to keep presenting your friends with handmade gifts. I am sorry to be so far behind with my comments, having a few issues here too.

  3. Karyn - The smocking looks wonderful as does the other embroidered gown. Eeck - costumes, glad I don't have to do that sort of thing any more (even though it can be fun). Good luck with them. Karen