May 7, 2008

May Day babies

Apparently the babies that Tory and I have been sewing for heard there was a party planned for them and couldn't wait to open their presents. Little Madison and Grace arrived last Thursday and they are teeny-tiny and very feisty. They're staying in the hospital until they fatten up a bit so please send them some good wishes. Thank goodness my baby shower gifts were finished on time.
I used the newOliver&S patterns and I love them. The instructions are very complete and easy to follow and the garments turned out exactly like I expected them to. I knew these babies were likely to be early so I made the 0-3 month size so they'll get to wear them this summer. There were some tiny seams and tight turns to navigate, but they sewed up quickly. The playsuit is made from some of my favorite Superbuzzy fabrics (I think they still have some in stock).
tea dress
I've been rationing this Heather Ross print since I got it but finally took the plunge and really cut into it. And I'm so glad I did, I think it's perfect for this little tea dress.
tea dress detail
In fact, it may be the sweetest thing I've ever made.
It even has matching bloomers, who can resist that? The 1/4 inch elastic casing around the legs was a little challenging so make sure you have a tiny safety pin to use to pull the elastic through the casing if you decide to make this pattern.
I also included a couple of newborn sized onsies that I embellished with a fabric applique.

Identical twin girls: Mom and Dad are in big trouble.


Tara said...

Precious outfits! Those baby girls were born on my birthday! Congrats, mom and dad!

varenia said...

that playsuit and dress are amazing! i love the fabric you combined with the heather ross fabric, they look lovely together! twin girls,how sweet! :) Big Congrats to Mom and Dad!

One Shabby Chick said...

Oh my goodness - these are adorable. Hope the twins are doing good!