Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Baprons, videos, and a sew-along. And my Favorite Baby.

I got this little email from Graysen labeled, "If you love me, you'll send more baprons."


I made this yellow one before she was born.  It seemed so big then!  She's learned to pull the Velcro bibs off, so these work out well with the ties and because they cover so much of the body.

I originally used the pattern and tutorial from a blog, Craftiness is Not Optional.  Since then, since so many people were copying her pattern and selling them, she decided to sell her pattern.  All I needed to know was the length of the binding, so I searched around and found that information.  If I make any more, I'll buy the pattern since it includes sizes up to age 3.  Oh, bapron is a cross between a bib and an apron.

 This is what I ended up with: 

I fought with that bias  binding a LOT and did it really 3 different ways, but I think we've finally come to terms, and I'm okay with the last method.  Sewing it down on the wrong side, folding it toward the front and top stitching or zig-zag stitching.  It will do fine for bibs that will be covered with food.

I entered a sew along through Facebook from Whimsical Fabrics.  The pattern was Children's Corner Lucy, and I used a sweet aqua fine-wale corduroy with an applique of a little Christmas tree in pink. Danielle and Emily posted 4 days of instructions with pictures and ideas and instructions, and it was up to us to be as creative as we wanted to.  I think 6 of us ended up finishing our project.   It was not easy, but it turned out really cute, and if it fits Graysen, it will be a perfect dress for this year.


It's lined and so soft.  The covered buttons were easy to make, and the buttonholes even turned out without a problem.

This embroidery pattern is called Whimsy Tree Applique from Embroidery Boutique.  It stitched out so well and was so easy.  I'll use that one again.

The little pockets in the pattern were cute - if a little tricky to make - but I conquered them.  My dress was a little too small for pockets, so I left them off, but it's nice to know how to do them.

Emily sends me funny and sweet videos of Graysen sometimes, and since I can't save them to my picture file, they kind of scroll off the page in my emails.

I think I've figured out how to transfer the here, so now I'll have them in one place.

The latest ones.  They made me laugh.

Crafty daughter did a fabulous job of making her own costume as well as Graysen's for Halloween.

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