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Monday, November 1, 2010

Tan Michaela Romper

This little romper is one I made while pregnant with Andy last spring. The pattern is "Michaela" by Primrose Lane. I love this pattern: the way it looks, the ease in making it, the little touch of smocking, the great directions. It has boy and girl versions and comes in sizes NB-18 mos, so it is a pattern with a lot of scope. Also, it has a little smocking, but is still tailored and looks great on a boy or girl.
I made it in Pima cotton gingham from Farmhouse Fabrics. This was the newborn size, but it fit really well around 2 months old. I have found that it takes a preemie pattern to fit an average sized newborn.
I plan to make Andy another romper from this pattern when the weather gets warm again. I even have the coordinating pattern to make this outfit for a Bitty Baby doll.

Smocking Detail

I have been working on some posts to share Christmas ornaments that are fun to make. Today I noticed that Laura at Ellie Inspired is planning a link-up Christmas Extravaganza from Nov 14-20, so I'm going to hold my ideas until then. In the meanwhile, I'm still working on my Leaf Quilt and hope to have the top ready to share soon. I'm also starting to plan for Thanksgiving and hope to have some sewing and recipes to share for that soon. We had a fun Halloween last night. Here's a picture of a glowing pumpkin display we visited:
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1 comment:

Ellie Inspired said...

That little romper is so adorable!!! Just perfect for a little boy and the perfect amount of smocking if the dad doesn't like too much on a little boy's clothes. :) I love that fabric with it.