Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Duckies and a Onesie

The other 2 fabrics that were mentioned in the previous post, are now sewn up and on their way to a new home.

One of the fabrics was a long and wide length of super-soft cotton interlock that has little rubber duckies on it. I bought it to make a dress for Emma Rose, but as you see, it was enough to get a dress, pants, and ducky applique. There was still nearly a yard left over that is gone to Emma's Aunt Katie who will make something wonderful for Myra of it.

The dress and pants patterns are from Burda Issue 12/2006. The pattern directed me to sew buttons at the top of each godet insertion on the front, but I thought embroidered duckies were a better idea. That success inspired the ducky applique on the coordinating top. Sometimes, I just don't know when to stop myself.

Of course, the ensemble wasn't complete without an actual rubber ducky. When Fergus tires of playing with it, I'll send it on to Emma. I will. Really.

Also, at a deep discount was this darling little pink/purple/yellow bug print. Whilst visiting Myra's mommy, I found the perfect pattern to use for it: from the recent issue of Ottobre, I found this wonderful onsie-with-skirt. Seriously: how cute is that???

Binding made of coordinating hot pink interlock finished the garment, but the outfit was completed with the addition of hot pink sandals, and hot pink, sparkly shades.
Emma will be so chic!!


  1. Those are adorable. I have no little ones to do for but love looking at others projects.

  2. Terry: if you really love sewing little things, and, IF you have the time (I know, I know . . .), consider sewing up your remnants into pretty little things and donating them to your local Women's shelter, CPS (kids sometimes come into Foster care with nothing), Ronald Mc Donald House, etc.
    With your talent and drive, you could do so much good!!!!