Thursday, November 21, 2013

Baby Shower Sewing

Last Sunday I went to my first ever baby shower, my DD's friend is having twins in the New Year. This has not been a straightforward journey for her and I am delighted that she is having a little girl and a little boy, very exciting.

Well, here is the young Mum-to-Be in the maternity dress I made for her, when she was at the height of 'all day sickness' and feeling terrible ...
... and now you can see why the fabric choice was perfect for her! She loves this dress and I am so pleased to have been able to make such an individual dress for her.

I'd never made baby shower gifts before so I kept it simple:
I had bought some clothes and hooded baby towels so I made drawstring bags to put them in - I thought they'd come in handy for storing nappies or as laundry bags for the babies.
And a couple of matching tag blankets. I've seen these about (they hadn't been invented when my children were born) and I made sure to use ribbons of different colours and textures. Everything is very securely sewn, just to be on the safe side, and I used flannel on the back to give another texture.
I know they're simple but S was really pleased with them.

The fabrics were from my precious stash bought in Japan last year, both of theses were from Yuzawaya. I only had a metre of each - all I have left is scraps :)

So that's 2 metres for me so far in November Sarah Liz :)


Mary said...

Fun stash busting and a nice set of presents for your friend.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

How wonderful.. One of each..[We have twin granddaughters.. they are 9 yrs old fun]
Love mom's new dress, and everything looks pretty.. Congrats.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

I can see why your friend loved the pink dress - she is a pink girl :)

These are great little gifts - no wonder your friend loved them - and a great way to use such special fabric. Thanks Jacq :)

Jacq C said...

Thank you :) I have to say the tag blankets are also great for using up offcuts of ribbon, and I have jars and jars of those! A real stashbuster of a toy :)

Linda said...

Nice way to use some of your fabric stash!!!