Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It's Winnie the Pooh!

On dresses, anyway.

I was shopping online, because it was cold, and the middle of the night, to boot, and came upon Winnie the Pooh fabric.  6 yards of it for $24, including shipping.  I had to have it.  There was no choice.  I had these adorable patterns, given to me by my friend GMarie.  She knows where to find all of the best baby patterns.

First up: Dresses for Nora and her sister-to-be.  They're both on the big side, but children grow.  Better too big than too small. Now that I look at it on the hanger, the baby dress looks pretty plain.  I might have to add pink ribbon before I wrap it.  But, Winnie The Pooh!  So, it's pretty great!

Nora's dress and Maddie's are styled the same.  I actually cut them from the same pattern, at the same time, and put the ribbon on the pockets immediately, so I'd have something to keep me from mixing up pieces.  It was confusing.

And plastic snaps for the back closures, matching the ribbon, of course.  I'm not a huge fan of making buttonholes, and I am especially not a huge fan of dressing small, wiggly children by buttoning tiny little buttons.  No, I found the snap sets on Amazon, and snaps are absolutely the way to go.

And then: A dress for Maddie!  I put pink ribbon on Nora's, and lilac ribbon on Maddie's.  The ribbon adorns the top of the pockets, as well as along the hem.  I figured little girls need pockets, especially Maddie, who loves to collect rocks.  I'm helping my son and my daughter in law here, giving them an easy way to wash their daughter's rocks, by leaving them in her pockets.  Kind of like community service, only on a small scale.

I've done some sewing for myself, but little girl sewing is ever so much cuter.  Plus, I have to finish some pajamas for Nora and sister.  So those should be up next.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


Pam said...


Rhodesia said...

I love the material and I love the dresses you are a marvel. Keep well Diane

pam said...

So cute Marjie! Love the ribbon trim! I've been busy sewing for my granddaughters too! I even found the patterns that I used when my girls were little.

Big Dude said...

Good that you have a whole new generation to sew for.

Diane said...

I love that fabric and the dresses are adorable! I used to love making clothes for my granddaughter but then she turned five and wanted all the sparkly clothes all the time. (yuck)