Monday, July 26, 2010

The Twins Baby Shower

As promised, I finally have pictures of the outfits I made for my friend Connie's daughter, who is expecting twins in October! As usual, I was running late on Saturday before the shower, and didn't have time to fuss with taking good pics. The shower was scheduled to start at one o'clock on the other side of town, and at 12:45 I was still wrapping my gifts! Thankfully I only ended up being about twenty minutes late. There were about twenty people there, and lots of finger foods. I took a nacho dip that my family loves, and I was happy to see that everyone at the party liked it too!
It took me a while to decide what to make for the babies. I knew I wanted some sort of matching outfits, but because the twins are a boy and girl, I couldn't decide what fabric to use. I settled on a cute blue, (almost like a medium denim colour) with coloured safety pins printed on it. So, I made a little romper for the boy, and altered the pattern somewhat to make a dress and panties to match. I made the twelve month size, so they should fit reasonably well next summer.

To 'fancy up' the little dress, I sewed yo-yo's under the buttons, and used snap fasteners on the straps.

I have also been wanting to follow the crowd and embellish some onesies. I thought this was as good a time as any to try appliqueing for the first time. I honestly don't know why I put it off for so long! It was so easy, and they turned out so cute! I just drew a tie shape, ironed the backing onto the fabric and cut it out. Once you remove the backing paper, you position it on the onesie and iron. That is it! I also top-stitched around the edges just to be safe. I can see lots of appliqueing in my future! How do you think my grown-up sons would feel about appliqued ties on their tee shirts? I can just imagine! All I can say is, I've been bitten by the applique bug, and I like it!

Do you like the dragonfly tie tacks? I thought they added just the right touch!
For the little girl, I thought I'd try another project I've been eyeing lately. Ruffle bum onesies! I love a ruffle bum! Sooo cute! Here is what I came up with.

Okay. I have absolutely no idea why pictures come out sideways sometimes on blogger. FIXED IT! (does anybody know? Or know what to do with it when it does? Drives me crazy!) Anyway, you get the idea.
In the end, I think everything turned out pretty darn cute, and the mom to be thought so too! And really, that's all that matters, right?
One more thing before I go. Connie's niece baked and decorated two cakes for the shower. Aren't they fabulous?

Again with the sideways! Have a great day ladies! Anne

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  1. How cute! Did you get any pictures of the wrapped packages? Next week I'm having a PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY. I hope you'll stop by and share some of talent. You can pick up a button to keep as a reminder!

  2. What a fun gift!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  3. Anne, Thanks for the visit and your very nice comments :)Your right we know we are being heard when we get feed back from our wonderful readers... Thanks so much... for coming by again :)

  4. Wow those turned out so cute! The onesies with the ties are so cute! I'd love some of those for my little boy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So very cute.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

  6. LOVE all of the outfits! The matching ones are such a great idea. And I am such a sucker for ruffle butts!

  7. Hi there, I'm your newest follower from Spotlight Saturday. Loving your blog. Look forward to reading more. Hoping you'll drop me a visit sometime.

  8. Absolute cuteness!!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!!

  9. I have a girlfriend expecting twins in January. I love the matching, but not matchy matchy outfits - what a good idea!!!

    And ruffle bum cuteness is fantastic. At least for a certain age ... :)

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  12. Those are all so cute, thanks for sharing!
    I am a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful day!


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  14. I love all the details on the clothes! I especially love the ruffles....oh if only I had a girl to dress up! :)

    Thanks for linking up!