When a family you love expands by one, and the new family member is a baby girl preceded by two girls, it’s quite possible that said loved family doesn’t need a whole lot.
I suggest laying the question before the Mama. What do you need?
After discussion, we decided on some family matchy-matchy. Well, I think Mama was just thinking of the girls, but I decided to include Mom and Dad as well. Sort of.
Each shirt has a reverse applique surrounded by a border of plain ole’ applique normalness and a bit of stitching and accent embroidery on top.
shirts for each member of the family (can be all the same, for this I chose coordinating colors)
coordinating fabric (I used three prints, scrap sizes)
an air- or water-soluble marker
your regular sewing gear
Start with your fresh pile of knit blank canvas.
Now place a piece of coordinating fabric face-down. Place the “negative shape” you just cut out on top of it, also face down. Iron a piece of fusible interfacing on top of this. A little sammich you have now. Yummy.
Again with careful snips, cut through the sandwich around the shape, leaving a consistent border. Well, you could make it artfully inconsistent as well. Up to you.
Then trim out the original negative shape with a bit of a border inside. Like so: (ignore kid scribble)
Now embroider a little ornament top and string coming down from the neckline. Or whatever bit of embroidery makes sense for your design, if you’re not going the Christmas ornament route.
And the Dad shirt that started out plain, unadorned red? Sigh. Here it is: