Last night, I finally got started on making a baptismal gown for my little girl, and I am so geeked about how it is turning out. I am modifying a basic baptismal gown to make it look more like another ($300!) one that I love. I can barely believe I just sewed that! It’s those little moments of victory that make sewing and learning new sewing skills so incredibly worth it.
And because I am posting anyway, here is yet another baby blanket. This one is fun because it holds the record for Fastest Baby Shower Gift Turn Around Time. Ten minutes after being invited, I walked out the door to go fabric shopping, and just 45 minutes later, I had the fabric in the wash. The baby blanket and “Mommy Clips” where finished just in the time for the shower that evening. I was glad I could still give handmade at such short notice, and I hope her new little girl loves her not-too-pink girly baby blanket.
Well, it’s time for me to get my kids down for nap-time, so I can continue puttering away at the baptismal gown.
What’s on your sewing table these days?
Karen @ TheJuneBride says
That’s fabulous! I can’t wait to see the final gown 🙂 Love it!!!
Thanks, Karen. neither can I!
That is the prettiest nesting I have seen to date!
On my sewing, er… Box.. Is a company logo fleece vest I promised my valentine I would convert into a normal fleece jacket by adding sleeves.
🙂 sleeves are exciting. I just spent AN HOUR putting ONE on. sigh.
Jessica Long says
I have heard so much about your projects, but I never knew you kept a blog of them! Now I can admire from afar. Looks like I have two years to catch up on :). This gown is amazing; my hats off to you. Here’s to learning new tricks!
Jess! Welcome to my blog! I have been bummed that we couldn’t share our love of sewing with being so far apart. I am so happy to see you blogging now. 🙂
Where did you buy the “basic” gown? Thanks!
It’s McCalls 4865, you can buy it at most big fabric stores and on their website. You can see the finished dress here. https://sewfearless.com/2011/05/13/a-baptism/