Baby Cloths – First Trip Home

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I’m keep thinking abut all of the emotions to come when our new-born baby girl will arrive at home.

This is going to be very special day for all of us so we will need special fancy clothes for this first time ever tip back home.

I have designed baby hat and little baby dress very simple and very fashionable I would say ūüôā You can follow¬†the instructions below and make your own.

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First you need to cut the desired shape for the hat. I’m making it half oval¬†and half rectangular. I’m using French seam to keep it nicely finished inside out and to avoid irritating edges for little head.

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I have made some gathering to build up volume on the top. Then I have finished the front edge with some decorative tape.

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A few small folds on the sides and on the back for final shape and a double folded tape to finish bottom edge and at the same time have two strings to tai it down under baby’s chin.

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I used this old top for new born babies to shape out top part of the dress.

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We will need two comfy sleeves so I have made them wider and then we can gather it around the wrists with decorative elastic.

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I followed usual steps to put all pieces together.

We start from connecting the front and the back on the top of the shoulders.

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Then we sew in each sleeve and add stretched elastic on the other end.

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After that we can fold it in half and sew all the way thru from the end of the sleeve to the bottom of the top.

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I have added double folded tape all around the  front edges and neck and purple hippo embroidery for decoration.

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The top corner should have a button and the whole but you can also use snaps which are easy to get in any fabric store.

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The bottom skirt is simply folded piece of fabric with French seam to hide it all, and I have also sew it thru again so it is flat against back of the dress.

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Add tape on each side half way thru the dress so you can keep it in place and that is it!

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An adorable little dress and the hat for first trip back home for baby girl.

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Skirt for School Picture Day

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Hi dear Readers!!

I was so exited about my little girl going to Grade 1, so I decided to sew a new skirt for her. I thought it would be a perfect surprise¬†for Picture Day. She would look neat and formal like a 1st Grade student should. So I made one just before the end of the summer break. I thought¬†it came out quite nice, however, it wasn’t her favorite. So, I decided to make another one¬†with a bit different colors, pattern and shape.

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I found very nice piece in fabric store and matching jersey material to make top out of.

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I cut it a bit longer so she can wear it next year as well. The design itself is quite common which I thought is good, so she will not feel “standing out”.

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Then I said… how about the lining! There has to be lining! And I used this pretty pink which I had left from some previous project.

I put it all together thinking that I should have one of those too so I can wear it for office meetings, hehehe

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The next piece to do was the top. Again I was trying to keep in my mind what my daughter’s taste in fashion is and I kept it simple, easy to put on and take off with stretch around the neck and wrists, and with just a little bit of fancy decoration with silver ribbons to bring some more light into the whole composition.

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What else? hymmmmm …. how about a nice white head band? White will be perfect! It will be a stark contrast in my daughter’s dark hair.

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The whole imaginary picture was coming to life! She will look so beautiful, and she will have a super Picture Day at school!

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Well she could have (in my opinion)¬†obviously if she would only wear those clothes which I have made for her….

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Yes, you may believe me¬†or not, but¬†this little Pixie didn’t put it on in the morning. I went out to work early and she got ready for school with her daddy, and she has made her own choice of clothes. Even the head band got rejected ūüôĀ Yeap!

We still have a chance to get the picture retaken in a couple of weeks, so lets see if these lovely clothes will get a 2nd chance ūüôā

Thanks for reading and I whish all of us another happy and creative weekend!