One of my coworkers is expecting a baby next month, so of course there were baby girl goodies to be made for her! We had a baby shower for her at work yesterday, which means that it is now safe to post photos of her gifts! I made two gifts for her, though only one of them was from me.
I’d found some adorable cherries-on-black fabric with a Mary Engelbreit look to it that I really liked, so I decided to make a bubble dress – the same pattern from Straight Grain that I made for my niece, but in a 12 month size for the new baby to grow into. Of course, the only reason I made the dress in a 12 month size is because that’s the smallest size the pattern is available in! I thought it would look too busy to have the cherries on the bodice, too, and I loved how it looked with a black bodice. The skirt is lined in a red fabric for a little bright contrast, and instead of a button-and-loop closure for the back of the neck, I used a size 20 KAM snap since I had some in a matching color. I made a tulle flower with a button center for the waistline of the dress, and a matching tulle flower on a headband.
The other gift was commissioned by another coworker for a baby shower gift – another baby sack. The momma-to-be is a big Seattle Seahawks fan, so I made a girlie version of the 12th Baby Sack I’d finished in September. The numbers on the first baby sack took an age and a half to do, so after experimenting a little, I appliqued two layers of fleece for the numbers on this sack. I used two layers of fleece instead of one to make the letters a little puffy, and used a blanket stitch in lime green to sew the letters onto the sack. A crochet flower in Seahawks blue, and a double layered flower on a lime green headband to finish off the sack, and voila, an adorable, girlie, 12th Baby Sack.
The coworker that requested the baby sack loved how it turned out, and the momma-to-be loved both the gifts 🙂 I’m very pleased with how they both turned out!