Wayne and I know a young couple and they are about to become parents for the first time. They are pretty sure the baby is a sweet little boy. That was all I needed to know and I was off to make precious baby clothes. I love any excuse to sew baby items.
I decided on a pattern by Creations by Michie' (I made size 3 mos.). You can't see the back of the shirt...but it has an adorable pleat to create extra fullness. Both pieces went together pretty quickly and I think they are precious.
The binding on the neckline of this shirt is probably the smallest I have ever done. It is just perfect for a baby shirt....nice and petite.
And I also added some piping on the sleeves....I like to add little details. I find that details make the difference from home-made to hand-made. And there is a difference!
Then I looked through my embroidery books and found this sweet little rocking horse to finish the outfit. I know that most people put the embroidery on first...even before cutting the pattern out. But I generally wait until I finish the outfit....and then I can gauge better what size and type of embroidery I want.