Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby in muslin

Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing still on?

I know it's been a looooong time, but I hope you didn't delete me from your RSS reader yet.  Really, I never intended to be gone for this long.  I guess I'm not "mommy blogger" material!  The break was nice though, and I feel refreshed and ready to be back in the online sewing world.  I'm just going to pick up where I am now, and here and there I will share some of the projects that I completed during my hiatus.

The truth is, I haven't sewn much for myself recently.  Maybe part of the reason is that styles in Burda magazine no longer excite me the way they used to. And how they killed their English language website and therefore hundreds of my old links to the archives, ugh, I know it's already been hashed out in forums, blogs, etc so I won't go into it again...


I have sewing a few things for L of course - it's great once they are past 6 months and their growth rate slows down a bit so a particular garment may fit for several months!  We are approaching her first birthday next month, so I am sewing a dress for her to wear when we get some professional pictures done.  I'm not sure if I'll be able to show the pictures here, but the setting is going to be all white/beige/neutral colors, so I'm making a simple white woven dress.


This is my muslin of Burda magazine 11-2007-136, I'll post a line drawing in a future post. I've made a few Ottobre garments but the only Burda item I've made for her is a sleepsack which runs huge (review forthcoming), so I decided it would be worthwhile to check the fit on this dress.


If you know about babies, then you know they are fascinated by anything tiny; here L is inspecting each thread on the unfinished hem.

33 comments:

Sewfast said...
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Sewfast said...

Welcome back Christina...good to see you again!

AllisonC said...

Hey welcome back, I can hardly believe your adorable daughter is nearly 1 already and can I just say I think making a muslin for an infants dress is very dedicated of you!

Colette said...

Oh my goodness! I blinked twice when I saw Assorted Notions up top in my updated blog list!!!!

Welcome back...I would NEVER delete you from our RSS reader. We all know you've been very busy with the little one and I wondered back here every now and then to see if there were any updates. As you know your blog has a special place round these parts.

So lovely to see your sweet daughter, and nearly one already???...she's very cute. It's wonderful to hear that all is well.

look forward to your next posts.
regards
Colette

Melbourne, Australia said...

Welcome back! My how time flies. Nearly one? I bet it's been a busy but wonderful year.

katherine h said...

What a cutie! Welcome back. So wonderful to hear from you and things must be going well if you still have time to sew!

lin3arossa said...

Great to see you back and I can't wait to see what you've been making for your little treasure.

Lucy said...

That is a beautiful baby and a beautiful little dress. The light neutral colour really suits her :-)

Little Hunting Creek said...

Welcome back! what a cutie she is - I can't believe she's almost a year old already

Lindsay T said...

It's hard to sew when your kids are young. Look at how long a break I took from sewing--nearly 15 years! Only managed the energy to make a dress here or there for my daughter. Don't beat yourself up over abandoning sewing as you'll be back. But love this little dress on L!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's good to see you back and with wonderful pictures of the little one. You will gain more sewing time for your daughter as well as yourself in the coming years. Plus it will be soooo much fun to sew for her as she gets older. I did a lot of sewing for my DDs from 2 to 11. Can't wait to see more pics!

KID, MD said...

So glad you are back!! Your little princess is gorgeous, and the dress looks ready for the real deal!

Sarah said...

Oh, your return has made my morning!!! :D Yaaaaay! And what a precious daughter you have!

My babe turned one this past Saturday! She is sooo fun to sew for :)

Glad you're back!

Jenny said...

Glad to see you back! Your baby is beautiful!

amber said...

So happy to see you back! I've been digging through your archives recently and have gotten some great ideas from some of your older stuff, but more on that later. ;) L is adorable and I'm excited to see what you're making these days - both for her and for you!

Angela said...

How cute!! You're daughter is adorable even in a muslin! :)

lsaspacey said...

WELCOME BACK!!!

Bunny said...

Welcome back! That is the cutest picture of a muslin I have ever seen. I would be tempted to print and frame it and hang it over the sewing machine for inspiration. What a darling!

Jenny said...

Yea! I held out hope you'd come back. :-) Can't wait to see what you're sewing. Thanks for showing sweet little L, too!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So adorable! I am in awe that you are willing to muslin for a baby. She's so adorable!

KarenP said...

Nice to see you back! The dress is adorable even in muslin (of course it could be the adorable baby wearing it!).

Olga said...

Soooo cute! Way to come back with the most adorable post ever. Now I know why I can't throw away all my muslin scraps -- they are for baby muslins! This dress is going to be perfect for one-year photos, and it looks like Burda fits Baby L pretty well. It's awesome to have you back!

NancyDaQ said...

Welcome back, she's adorable.

Liz R. said...

i think the whole pregnancy/baby experience takes a good 2 years start to "finish" to get back into what you like before the baby. my youngest is 9 months and i'm just now really making dinner again and am excited about it :) still waiting on the sewing urges to come...

oliver+s has the sweetest patterns. i'm sure i've told you that a million times ;)

welcome back

sula said...

She is perfectly lovely! I'll take whatever I can get of AN & the AN baby. ;) It's good to see you are all doing so well.

Robyn said...

Welcome back - your daughter is gorgeous. I've found that Ottobre patterns runs big too, but they have some great designs.

Joy said...

Welcome back!

He he, sewing must be in her blood if she's inspecting your stitching already! So cute!

emadethis said...

I'm glad you're back! I've missed your postings. Your little one is so precious, and I'm glad she appreciates your fine work!

luckie said...

I love sewing for kids, its so rewarding and fast, finishing 1 outfit in a few hours. I have 3 nieces that where endlessly impressed with all the girlie dresses they received every year

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

She's a beautiful little girl.

Anadiaz said...

Good to hear some news. In the meantime, I also got a baby so I know what it's like ;) These small things are so time-consuming ;)

sewsister said...

I had just started to follow you before Baby L arrived but I didn't delete you from my blogroll in the hopes that you'd reappear.

Your daughter is adorable and I love that muslin!

ebbyj said...

I am so glad you are back!! I am a new mom myself and reading your blog showed me that there is someone else in my shoes!! I love the muslin and can't wait to see the finished garment. L is so gorgeous!