Wednesday, April 24, 2013


It's Kids' Clothes week again. And I've... sorta been working on a few things. I started Monday, and prepared my pattern... including the embroidery. Baby Alex is getting one fancy romper to wear to church. And since at last measurement, he's going to be around six-seven pounds, this should fit for a little while. (The pattern says it'll fit to 13 pounds.) I also started a project that I've been wanting to do ever since I saw it on Delia's (of Delia Creates) Nesting series last year--the signed bum onesie! It was a guest post by Simple Simon and made both me and Mom laugh. I had some spare onesies, you see, and they'll only fit for the first three months. I also had some green embroidery thread and transfer materials. I figured, why not?

Anybody remember the My Child dolls from the 80s?

I thought (and still do think) that they're prettier than the more famous Cabbage Patch Kids.  And yes, they were the competition--by Mattel.  Anyway, I'm doing an Xavier Roberts signature onesie, but I also did a My Child one. Yes, that's the butt logo.  One thing I learned after having to spend time unpicking it last night was that you really need to interface or stabilize the knit fabric.  Otherwise, it stretches and deforms.  Thus this isn't as perfect as I wanted to to be, but I, um, made some small holes in the fabric unpicking the embroidery.

I happened to have the right colors of thread for this, too!  Don't you love it when a crazy idea comes together?  The other things I've been working on for KCW aren't ready to show off yet, but so far I'm meeting the challenge.  And birthday presents are still forthcoming!  (Including a review of Elle's Snow White Dress pattern... because it's now slated to become Nikki's birthday present.)

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