Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring sewing

Pattern: Simplicity 8494 (O.O.P.)
Size: Newborn, 1-3 months
Fabric: Liberty, Tana Lawn from stash

I made this little romper for Baby last weekend and just put on the snaps this morning.  I used a vintage pattern that I bought at the Goodwill a few years back and made the romper from a small, remnant piece of Liberty fabric. I also cut up a maternity top that had a huge rip in it, and used that fabric for the inside of the yoke.  I sewed French seams and encased the raw edges along the bottom edge of the yoke in bias tape.  I added light-weight interfacing where the snaps are located and top stitched where necessary.  I love my Bernina top stitching foot!

Initially, I thought I was going to sew buttons along the shoulder closures, but I realized that I need a lesson in making button holes and a special foot for my machine.

We are starting to see signs of spring around Copenhagen.  I'm happy to say that I made it through my 3rd Danish winter alive!

On our bike ride around the lake this morning, Ethan noticed that the lake "un-ice."  Thank goodness for that!

Whenever the sun is out, we are out in it.  That is what living in Copenhagen has taught us.

I love this boy so much!

Thursday marked the 1 year anniversary of my mom's passing.  It's hard to believe she has been gone a year...I have a feeling she is looking down from heaven and is excited about everything happening in my life and Alex's.


Anonymous said...

Hooray for spring! The romper is totally cute, can't wait to see Addie in it! You are getting so good at whipping out super cute stuff. Can't wait to see what's next!

Love you,

Susan Nudelman said...

I love that boy!

And, the sweet romper! And, I love springtime too! Our pond finally "un-iced" this week too. So, so glad!

Susan Nudelman said...

Emily, I think you are right about your Mom. And just think, she is able to pray for you and your family face-to-face to your heavenly father!

kate said...

Ethan is so freaking cute! I want to see him! Love the romper, she will look adorable in it

savvy stitch said...

Thanks, Aaron, Kate, and Mom! xxoo

AB said...

Em,you are a joy to your mom and so is Alex. She is crazy about Aaron and Tuli too. Keep groovin' in the sunshine. We are thinking about you as you get ready for a birthday in Denmark this year.

Dacia said...

So cute! I love how wide that romper is; it was hard to find things wide enough for Uly so I always appreciate it. Love love the fabric and snaps are easier for mamas anyhow. Ethan is so adorable how could you not love that guy? I'm sure your mama is so pleased with you and I second what Susie said.