Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blossom Blouses

I made the girls the "Blossom Blouses" from the Sew Liberated book during the girl's nap yesterday! It was such a simple, pleasant project with really lovely results!
Unfortunately the girls did not cooperate with me getting a nice shot... and it was a little chilly for going out doors. I actually used some beautiful, hand-embroidered pillowcases I found at a thrift store a couple years ago. I was going to make pillowcase dresses, but thought they would be perfect as little blouses! And was I ever right!

There is something meaningful and sweet about sewing something up in light, white cotton for little babies (or big babies). It was quite cathartic really! White just seems to bring out the innocent beauty of childhood despite being especially prone to stains.

The entire project took about 1 1/2 hours per shirt from start to finish! I can see several more of these being whipped up this summer... perhaps in some linen or floral cotton. Yes I feel another addiction coming on! OK, here is the best picture I could get!:

I love it! Next time, I might make Anastasia's a bit longer in length... so she can wear it a while longer. Next time. :)

For the record, I still miss my O'Mally dearly. And we did get a new computer (that I am not too fond of, but oh well.). But we are carrying on and grateful for our many other blessings. And in a couple weeks some baby chicks will be arriving at our local post office! And next week is an egg hunt, and Easter Sunday... with plenty of surprises for everyone I can assure you! :) Hope does not disappoint us...! (Romans 5:5)


Jennifer said...

Lovely blouses! You are so creative! I have bought some vintage fabric napkins at yard sales around here that I am going to do something with. What to do, what to do? So many possibilities!

Clare said...

Thanks Jen! :) You are so creative too! I am sure you will come up with something! Maybe pockets on skirts, or something? Could they be sewn together as a baby tank top! I love vintage linens on babies. I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)