My friend Virginia received the gifts I sent for her new little girl, so now I can show them to you! I think you’ll be able to guess what her favorite color is. Despite that fact, we have been friends since kindergarten!
First up, the shoes that I originally posted about here:
I also wanted to make something for the new mama. Virginia casually mentioned (over a year ago) that she liked the apron I was wearing in a picture on my personal blog. It was a present from my husband from Anthropologie and I loooove it and have always wanted to copy it. So I remembered her comment and used the opportunity to make a similar version for her. I am so in awe of how perfect the pockets turned out. Pockets and I usually don’t have a healthy working relationship. I cut them purposefully on the bias so they’d have a different design and I stitched them to the apron with a triangular bar tack at the top so they’d look extra professional. Do you know what I’m talking about? I hope so, because I don’t have a close picture.
Finally, sticking with what works, I made another minky initial blanket, this time with a ruffled border (I swear that “L” is purple and matches the fabric, it just doesn’t appear that way):
The concept was great, the finished product was beautiful and probably my favorite thing that I’ve ever sewed. The construction, however, not so fun. Every stitch had me shaking my head and swearing I was never doing a ruffle border ever ever again. But then of course I finished and it was so dang cute, so I probably will.
If you want to make one of these, please note that the 2.5″ ruffle border took an entire yard of fabric. The blanket itself is 1 yard.