Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MacKensie’s First Outfit From Nanny

Well.  No one can say that I rush things.  I made this outfit for Mackensie way back in May, and I’m just getting around to posting it!  I found the vintage pattern in an Etsy shop named Kallie Designs.  The pattern is still available as a PDF download. I highly recommend it. It is quick and easy to put together, and so adorable!  It is a size two, but would be easy enough to re-size. 
I did make a few changes to the pattern. Instead of using seam binding around the neck and armholes I completely lined the bodice. It seemed a bit flimsy for my liking without the lining. I also omitted the pockets and added ruffles to the bum. (you can’t have bloomers with out ruffles!) I used coordinating quilting weight fabrics from Fabricland, and lined the bodice and bonnet with some white broadcloth I had on hand. (Yay for stash busting!) I wasn’t sure about black for a baby, but now I love it.
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The bloomers were hanging a little low here. In reality they are tucked up underneath the dress.
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See the ruffle peaking out?
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Now, my favourite part. The bonnet!
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As the first of what I know will be many outfits I sew for MacKensie I’m very happy with how it turned out.  The most difficult thing will be choosing what to make next!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

This is me. Is that you?

I thought I would pop in and say hi this evening, only to realize I’d neglected my poor blog for so long that I had forgotten how to use my Windows Live Writer. Sad smileSo after a quick review, I have at least gotten this far without too many problems. So, would you like to see what has been occupying alot of my time lately? Brace yourself for some major cuteness!

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MacKensie and Uncle Colin
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Mackensie and Auntie Hillary
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Mackensie and Great Great Nanny Dorothy (yes, that’s right. Two greats!  Mackensie is the fifth generation)
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MacKensie and Uncle Adam
Boy time flies!  Mackensie will be eight weeks old in four days.  It seems like yesterday we were still waiting anxiously for her to arrive.  As you can see, she has won over the hearts of everyone in the family.  Even her big manly man uncles are impatient to hold her!
What have you been up too?

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