Before quilt market, April and I hit on a fantastic idea.
Since she would have a booth at the Moda area, why not use that cute baby as a living mannequin–so to speak. We could dress her up in pretty little ruffly things made with the prettiest fabric on the planet. SUCH a good idea!
I scoured the internet and found just the right patterns–four to be exact–for the entire event. That baby would have a new outfit from her mama’s fabric for all three days at the conference and one special dress to wear to the fancy-schmancy black and white formal dinner.
The teensy tiny catch was that I only had 6 days to make the 4 outfits.
The race was on!
1~ The first thing was the easiest. I made the little pants to go with a sweet little red shirt. Sadly, because I made the top last, I don’t have a picture of it.
2~ Next, was this little summer dress. It was autumn weather her in Utah, but it was warmer in Texas, so this outfit would still work.
I was nervous that this one would be too wide for this tiny baby girl so I sewed a tie on the front…
that cinched it up just enough, with a little bow in the back.
3~ This sweet flowery top…
with the double tiered, ruffly bloomers. So dang cute!!
4~ And last of all, the “formal” dress for the Black and White dinner.
I finished the last stitch on the last top–the red one–about an hour before taking April and Jacob and the baby to the airport. Yeah, that’s pushing it, I know.
I made one of these cute little turtles for Miss Chompy when she was a baby.
When a friend saw it, they said, “When I have a baby–I want one of those!”
Now that day is here. She has her own sweet little one. So, naturally, she needs her own baby turtle too. I found the original pattern at Lion Brand Yarn‘s website. I added a double row of pink shell stitches around the edges…just for fun.