Saturday, August 10, 2013
Bitty Broke Out
Vanessa's U Tube video that got me started. All of my seams turned out a little wavy. I need to work on the tension I am thinking. See the bottom of the gown I cut off on the right of this photo? Gonna hang on to that, might just make a cute little top in the future.
I learned sew much with my bitty fashion show last night, sure glad I freed her from that box. Some of the patterns I have been using or making up on my own fit her to a "T" but....Fitting to a "T" is not going to be toddler friendly. Everything I have made up has been with scraps/stash cottons I have on hand. I am pleased with how everything has turned out but cottons don't have much if any give to it. The little girls need things with some give as young as they are. Now I know I will have to rethink the gift giving for Bitty's this year.
Altering the preemie clothes that are all knit fabrics might be my best bet. Replacing snaps and buttons with Velcro will be more toddler friendly. I did change the pattern on one little cotton dress leaving the back open and adding Velcro instead of a seam. This is the only way to go for dresses while our grands are so young.
Kara played and played with "Nanny's Doll" her new name for now. She had a blast dressing her in different things all day, Diapers and bibs were the biggest hit by far. Note to self make more of both. I wanted to snap some photo's of Kara's doll play, but as always she stripped down to just a diaper as soon as we got home from our morning playground romp. I don't know what it is that the grands all start shedding clothes when they walk in the door. I know they will eventually out grow this odd habit in time as Tyler now at 7 years old keeps everything other than his shoes and socks on while visiting.
Time for a late afternoon nap as Kara has gone home for the day then a wild Saturday night of altering baby clothes. Do I know how to party or what?