teeny sewing

My teeny lady friend in Massachusetts turns one this July. I like being the auntie who sends her purple things, so I put this dress w matching bloomers together from more JoJo flowered fabric, freecycled purple linen-esque stuff and some vintage buttons that have been waiting in the button box for such use.

The criss-crossing back is what sold me.

Sadly, there are no ruffles on the tush of the bloomers, but now that I’ve finished this project, I’d love to work on fixing that.

And my pale nephew loves the water. But his baby skin is really, really white, so his mother wondered where she’d find an old fashioned one-piece suit for the little guy. Enter a crafty auntie. Found this navy stretch terrycloth on the JoJo clearance rack early the morning I got pink slipped. Sheesh.

Used this thrifted romper pattern, and added a little USA patch to the front with an iron then a zigzag stitch. Now my teeny white man can hog the pool ladder all he wants without fear of the Burn.

Go to it, little Mister!

Can’t say I’m back to sewing wholeheartedly. Still just putting things together that need doing. Job or no job, I needed a little birthday gift for my dear friend’s little girl, so it was shop and spend money, or make something with love from materials I collected while gainfully employed. Ditto for tiny bathing suit – and seeing these finished things I made with my own hands boosts morale in wonderful ways.

    • Raiye
    • July 11th, 2008

    Strange as it may seem, you’ve been on my mind. How are you doing? I know how upsetting unemployment can be. Keep your chin up. Blog more.

    • Emma
    • December 3rd, 2008

    I love the little dress and bloomers! Did you use a pattern? If so which one? I’d love the details.
    Thanks so much, and happy sewing/thrifting/creating!

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