Oh, how I've missed you sewing blog.
So, who is this mysterious and well dressed baby?
Why it's baby Jane. Imagine that. I'll go ahead and warn you that this is a baby picture heavy post just in case you're not in to that sort of thing. What in the world is wrong with you if that's the case?!?!
I'm kidding. No, really, I totally get it. Before I had a baby I enjoyed looking at other people's baby pictures with sort of an apathetic interest. I mean all babies are totally cute, of course. No doubt about that. But something changes when you have your own baby. I melt in to a little puddle of goo every time I look through these pictures of her. And I love looking at friend's baby pictures, too. I've never commented on so many random facebook photos before. J said he's become that guy at work that busts out his phone to show off baby pictures to anyone who shows the tiniest bit of interest. We're dorks.
If this photo had sound... :)
Anyway, moving on. I sewed! SEWED!! Can you tell I'm elated about that? Baby Jane is quite possibly the sweetest thing in the whole wide world and I love her. But she does not sleep. Does not sleep. She takes little catnaps. Which doesn't allow me to do a whole lot during the day. I'm lucky if I brush my teeth and put on pants. Is that TMI? Thirty minutes here, twenty minutes there. That's it. She does do about a five hour stretch at night but that is pretty much the extent of her sleep time. Any tips on how to get her to take a longer nap are appreciated although I think this may just be her style. She's not a great sleeper. But who really cares with a face like this. Gah! I love her.
I made this little sunsuit and bucket hat along with a larger version for a friend's little girl over the past two weeks. I literally sewed one seam at a time, stealing a few minutes whenever I could. This little bit of sewing really helped me feel somewhat normal again. It's amazing how wrapped up and reclusive you can become with a new bub.
The pattern is a vintage reprint that Simplicity put out last summer. I thought the gingham was appropriate but you could have a lot of fun choosing fabrics and customizing this. Great pattern. I highly recommend it. I will definitely make it again. It was super easy and is very cute on. The only change I made was to use about a third of the elastic the pattern called for in the top casings. The length they specified in the pattern barely gathered the top of the sunsuit.
The hat is a wild quilting cotton I found at Hobby Lobby. The purple version is made of stash fabrics. I absolutely love the hat but guess who hates it?
Hates it. Bwahaha! I love that progression above. Happened every time I put the dang thing back on her head.
Even her cry face is cute. You'll appreciate my sewing one day, baby Jane. Am I a terrible mother to make her wear it anyway? ;)