Thursday, September 9, 2010

Moving right along.....

Thanks for the nice comments on Kaitlyn's dress. As always, comments from one's peers are priceless!

As I said yesterday,  DDs put in their orders for some sewing. Here is what has now rearranged my queue:
On this one I will be doing View D for Sophie, my tall, lean and lanky 5 yr old who looks ten. It is a classic little floral flannel. For trims I have some Swiss beading and  a checked ribbon to run thru the beading, and various sizes of pink ricrac.

Next is for my sweet Jack:
It is a classic man's pajama. The fabric you see is another flannel and yes, those are wolves. Jack picked it out himself. He is my sweet ruby haired 8 yr old who thinks Grandma Bunbun is just magical when she makes him clothing. These flannels were both purchased at a quilt shop on the Akwasasne Mohawk Reservation, about 15 minutes from my house. There is a great shop there, and they also carry the best flannels I have seen in the marketplace, other than L.L. Bean. They are heavy and do not shrink. They are also quite pricey and DD had a fit when she found out Jack's jammies cost forty dollars. Acckkk!  All of their fabrics have a Mother Nature, Native American bent and I do love to get my flannels there.

This one is Grandma's choice. Sophie needs some school clothing and I promised a Bunny-made. It's hard to see but this is a black polka dot fine wale corduroy. It has a lovely drapey hand. The other piece is a floral with a black ground. I hope to make this Daisy Kingdom dress out of them. You can see a grosgrain ribbon with mock stitching on the edges that I will use for trim on the pockets and such. I also will do a black tulle gathered hem. It will peek out from the polka dots. This is the one I am most excited about but the kids are very anxious for their jammies. So, jammies will come first.

These projects kicked out my Channel jacket and a leopard bag that were next in my personal queue. That's OK. I had this spiritual moment today where I was stitching away, in my 5th hour, on Sophie's jammies. I so remember my own grandmother doing the same for me as I stood at the side of her treadle and watched. I truly understand why she made me all my little dresses, underwear, and nightgowns. She absolutely loved  to. And so do I.......Bunny

11 comments:

  1. Your grandkids are so lucky! A good flannel is priceless, and worth every penny, I totally agree! And, I have that Daisy Kingdom one, and have the fabric set aside. I like your corduroy way better, though!

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  2. How wonderful to make such wonderful things for your precious little grands. I am not sure what is up with pajama's, Zoe already has her order in, it must give them comfort to snuggle under grammy mades.

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  3. I can't wait to see the end results. I also know what you mean about sewing for the grands. It's never ending around here.
    I've got to make Christmas pj's.

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  4. I am sure it is worth it just to see their faces :)

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  5. I have that Daisy Kingdom dress in my queue as well but I have not chosen fabric yet. Is that the exact fabric from the pattern? IT is so cute!

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  6. I really like the Daisy Kingdom dress. It is perfect for a little girls winter dress. Just the sort of thing I am looking for my own six year old! I am off to see if I can find it here in the UK. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Love, love, love the polka-dot cord - particularly your description that it is "drapey"...where do you get your stuff?...from the famous Bunny stash?

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  8. Your Little Girl dresses always make me wish that I had one more little one to sew for again...well almost! *LOL* I'm sure this is going to be as lovely a dress as Miss Kaitlyn's is. And good flannel pjs are a must...I know the grandkids will enjoy receiving theirs!

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  9. I made jammies for all the grandchildren under the age of 7 for Christmas last year. It's often hard to find good flannel here in NE Arkansas, but if it's too heavy, they don't get much wear. Our winters are usually mild with only scattered days cold enough for heavy stuff.

    I didn't have a grandma to sew for me, but my Mother made all my dresses when I was little. Then one day she taught me to sew and as they say, the rest is history. I sewed for both my girls and now enjoy sewing for the grandkids. My favorite patterns come from Australian Smocking and Embroidery. I seem to have a better fit with them.

    It's great to find people who still enjoy sewing.

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  10. What a great tradition and way to carry on the love of one grandmother to the grandchildren!

    The flannel looks so soft and yummy, too!

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  11. I bought a couple Daisy Kindom patterns when they were on sale at Hancocks, but did'nt notice this one, will love to see what you do with it.

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