I made this little romper a couple of weeks ago for my friend, Melanie. Actually, it's for the baby girl she's expecting. It would be a little small for Melanie. har-de-har-har.
I found the embroidery design here. And for the pattern, I used Simplicity 5374 (size XS).
It's always a little bit daunting to me when I get an invitation to a baby shower or birthday party for an artist. (Check out Melanie's etsy shop. Artist-o-rama!) I agonize about what the gift should be and how it should be wrapped, even more than usual, when I know it's going to be for someone who has an artist's eye. But I think Melanie liked it...unless a squeal of delight means something else coming from one of those artsy-fartsy folks. wink, wink.
I used fleece so the baby could still wear a little dress in the winter. I remember when my daughter was born it seemed like I was given a truck-load of sundresses that never got worn, because by the time summer came around, she had already grown out of them. The fleece was from my stash. I believe I bought it at JoAnns years ago, but never made anything with it til now. The snaps and buttons I bought from Walmart. I waited til too late at night to finish it, so it was the only store that was open. I was less than thrilled at the selection of buttons there. I'm still not in love with the shade of purple I used, but it works.
local Bernina store: a bias triangle and a 30º triangle. I seriously made this banner in less than 15 minutes. That includes cutting and sewing it together. Now, I won't claim that it's my finest work. But when you start a project 20 minutes before the baby shower begins, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Plus, I love any excuse to buy more gadgets.
Happy incubating, and happy pushing, Melanie!