Thursday, April 30, 2009

Number Eleven

Number 11 was born on Monday, April 27, but we don't have pictures of her yet. Josie May Cuadrado makes eleven nieces and nephews for Q and I. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 and 1/2 inches long. I heard she has lots of hair and is one adorable little girl. We can't wait to see pictures of her. I'm getting ready to send off a gift for her that I know her mom (my middle sister) will love.

I used Simplicity pattern #4243 to make this sleeveless dress and panties. This is the second time I've used this pattern and it's one of my favorites so far. I love the pleats on the front and the lace that trims the collar and hem. It's the perfect dainty dress for my new niece.

Here's a close up view of the front of the dress. The purple flower was a hand-sewn addition.

Here are the panties, as they're called in the pattern. It's very frilly with the lace on the bottom of each leg opening.

I used Butterick pattern #4898 to make a matching hair bow. It was my first time making one, and it was pretty easy to do.

I made this stuffed flower from left over fabric and purple fleece. I used the blanket stitch on my machine to sew on the center of the flower. Then I stuffed it with fiberfill. I thought it would be a fun thing for Josie to play with while she wears her new summer outfit. 

4 comments:

The Watts Family said...

Ohhhh Too Cute ~Love the fabric that you chose! ~ :-)

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks so much!:) Just changed the first picture so that it's clearer to see. Have a super weekend!:)

Christina said...

These clothes you made are so sweet, special and darling! Excellent work Theo! I wonder if you have considered extending your ministry from family to the world in your clothes making? You Theo are amazing!

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks, Christina. I do love making children's clothing and such--hopefully will be able to do a lot of it for our own kids some day.:)