THE SEWING MAMA: MY FIRST BABY BOOTS & DRESS

After making a couple of booties, I’ve turned my attention to making a pair of felt boots for newborn. Not bad for a first try I guess:) And, yes, it is completely hand stitched.

It’s the end of my four-day sewing class (8 hours in total) and I’m also utterly proud to present the first dress I’ve sewn for my baby girl. Yes! My first creation on the sewing machine and its an adorable floral dress with ruffle sleeves and pocket!! Guess my baby girl can first wear it as a dress and then a top:) It’s just so cute!!


Front of dress

Sleeve Details
Pocket Details

On second thoughts, I wonder when my baby (now kicking in my tummy) can wear this dress though. On the sewing pattern, it’s for NB but it looks kinda big:P Anyhow, I love making her the dress and think it’s about time I invest in a sewing machine of my own:)

UPDATE:

Hubby bought me a Brother BM2600 Sewing Machine. My early Christmas Present!

Sewing Pleasure!

Sewing has been a chore for me…until now. Not because I didn’t enjoy creating stuff. I did and I do. But, my creative outlets have always been oil painting, scrapbooking or even baking…never sewing…until now. Somehow, knowing that I was going to have a baby girl changed my perception and I have been so inspired by the talented artisans on etsy that I’ve actually started sewing or hand stitching…I’ve not invested in the sewing machine…yet!

First, I bought Bond baby singlets (6 to 12 months) from Australia and sewn colourful yo-yos and buttons onto them. Here’s an example of the one in Lavendar.

And I’ve just finished stitching a really pretty pair of felt booties (newborn to 3 months size). Adorable aren’t they? The free pattern is available at http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/Booties.html so you can give it a try as well!

It’s a fabulous feeling creating something from scratch for your princess!