Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was full of joy and God's blessings.
It's hard to believe that 2014 is over, and yet when I look back at the past year I'm amazed at all that has happened in it. Even with a baby on the way 2015 seems sure to be less eventful, though I'm certain it will hold many adventures as well. :)
One of my recent sewing projects has been to refashion Dylan's unwanted t-shirts into baby gowns using this tutorial and pattern. It's a quick, easy project, and now that I've got the method down it took me less than an hour to create this latest gown, which is my third.
Alterations: I added the lace so as to make it more feminine and less boring, and I really think it helps make the nightie seem a lot nicer. I considered adding some more lace to the edges of the sleeves, but for the sake of keeping it comfortable for baby I choose not to do so.
The only other alteration I made was to hem the sleeves before sewing the sides together. I followed the exact tutorial with the first gown I made, but found that the sleeves were so tiny that sewing them was a bit of a headache.
These are all the baby gowns I've made thus far, and I think the next one I make will have to be pink... The gray one was made and blue one was cut out before we found out that we were having a girl, so they aren't overly feminine - although I did add a little butterfly to the blue so as to make it seem a bit less boyish. I'll need to find some other source of fabric if I want pink, though, since Dylan's shirts are definitely not overtly feminine in their coloring at all. :)