Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sewing for Miss C

I really thought that I would've done more girly sewing by now, it's quite shocking that all I've made Cheriese so far is a pair of pants and her Christmas dress. Well, thanks to Daddy Care Day on Friday, I was able to spend the entire day in my craft room and was able to constuct a whole garment. I traced off my pattern McCalls 9407 in the largest size left (fingers crossing all the time that it would still fit my rapidly growing baby!) cut out my fabric and by mid afternoon I was finished!
Modeled shots :Look at her latest 'thing', constantly sticking her cute little tongue out!

I just adore this knit fabric, was surprised to find it in Spotlight as I haven't been impressed with the quality of their knt fabric in the past. This one is lovely though and I think I have enough left over for one more item..... maybe a cute puffy sleeve tee I've been eyeing off in one of my latest otto magazines.

Overall the pattern was easy enough to follow although I hate following the pattern's instructions - I feel that they always over explain how to do a simple seam or hem, but when it comes to trickier things like applying snaps or binding a slit in the back view to form the legs.... well their words and diagrams just confuse me! Finally worked it out and it seems to work ok. Might have to raid my fabric to see if I have another knit print I can use to quickly sew up another one.... this one fits her perfectly, but will be too small in the next month or so :( I also wonder if I can convince DH that with all this snap sewing that I really need a snap press too ;)



Little Munchkins said...

The romper looks cute. Cheriese is sooooo adorable. Look how fast she is growing!

Cass said...

Natalie she looks great. I can't believe how fast she is growing either, it seems like only yesterday she was a newborn

Mel said...

Natalie this is just to die for! So cute!!! And so is Cheriese!

Cathy said...

What a cute little model! Cheriese has grown so quickly!

Krissy said...

What a devine little missy you have there!! She is gorgeous and the romper is beautiful as well . .

And just to add . .

You won the girl's dress on my blog giveaway!!


Just let me know what size and if you have any colours etc and your address and such and I shall get onto it asap!


Cascade Lily said...

OMG - she's standing up already?!!! Well done on getting anything done!

And go the snap press - I love mine!