Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ahoy! Matey

I'm behind in everything. . . sewing . . .posting. . .you name it. I finished this outfit last week. The little fella' for which I made it is already close to six months old. I took it to church to give it to him last week, and his family was away for the Fourth. So I'll try again tomorrow. He is such a little cutie and growing quickly.


It is a traditional "John John" romper and sun hat made in blue and white seersucker. I always find it difficult to come up with ideas for baby boys, but I DO really like this.

In keeping with the nautical theme, I wanted the buttons to have anchors on them. Easy to find. . .right? Well, I searched every store I could think of locally and NADA -- no such button was to be found anywhere. I finally found them here on Etsy. They were even a great price. Next time I have a specialty item in mind, I think I'll just head over to Etsy and save the running around town. A lot of the Etsy shops sell supplies, too.

I was pleased with the results of the applique. The cute thing is that the boat is actually a pocket that holds a little Teddy Bear Sailor made from fleece fabric. (I must say I'm not really anxious to make the teddy again real soon. It was a real "bear" to make him, if you'll pardon the pun)

The bear can be taken out of the pocket to play with. A ribbon anchors him to the boat so that he isn't lost if he falls overboard.


The back of his middy collar.


The finished product.


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I've been trying to remember to carry my camera in the car lately. I was so glad I had it with me on Sunday because I was able to get this picture of this little sweetheart when she wore the dress I made her to church. Can you tell that her mama is smitten with her?

Her grandparents, who were here from Korea to see her, told me that she is the first girl in their family in 60 years. So you can be sure that she has stolen more than just her mama's heart.

4 comments:

Full of Grace said...

She looked so sweet :)

Sue Bridges said...

Lovely work, I am sure he will look cute in this. I too am behind with a lot of things so I know what you mean.

Bonnie said...

Darling little boys outfit, and what a sweet baby girl!

momawake said...

You do such lovely work!

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