I finally got a chance to do some sewing and did so with some success. I finished the baby sleepers and bibs which is a good thing because I have been invited to another baby shower for a colleague at work. And it’s good thing I found out that the new nephew’s mom does not like Pooh so I can give this sleeper away to someone else and make another one for him.
The two sleepers sewed up with only minor difficulties, like matching the stripes, but as always were fun to sew and exciting to finish because they are always turn out so cute. Years ago, I found this Pooh and Piglet design on the internet somewhere. I have always wanted to stitch it on something, so I specifically picked out the yellow fabric just for this design.
I wasn’t impressed with the design as it stitched out and I will not do it again. It looks very good on the top side but the back of it is a mess.
I trimmed many threads and used some web knit over the design to hide and soften the back.
But I am afraid the design will not withstand much washing and it will probably need to be ironed after each wash, which I feel is not acceptable for a baby sleeper. So, I am concerned about giving it away. Fortunately, the teddy bear design on the other sleeper stitched very well and is so cute on the stripes.
On our last visit to see the parents, I raided Mom’s stash for brown ribbing and we found a small piece that I used on this sleeper.
Now, neither one of us have brown ribbing left in our stashes. Oh well, I guess I will just have to go fabric shopping and buy some more ribbing..
If you want to see my original baby bib post you can find it HERE.
And in other good news, the husband was able to find me a great new source of fingertip towels for a great price and they are of excellent quality. So I am quite excited and I am back in the bib making business. I can now use the white tips towels from my new source or make my own if I want another color than white.
.P.S. I also got two new shirts cut out for the husband and so it was a very productive sewing day for me.