Monday, April 27, 2009
Now that the baby boy shower for my friend Beth's daughter is over and the cat's out of the bag, I can show these. What fun it is to make cute and simple baby things! I used the excellent bib pattern provided for free by Chick Pea Sewing Studio, thank you very much! The burp cloths need no pattern, they are just 9.5 x 18.5 inch rectangles of terry cloth and cotton fabric sewn right sides together with a quarter inch seam and turned.
Because of limited attic space I have to really pare down what I keep forever in the special keepsake boxes for my girls. But the gorgeous bibs and burp cloths made by my bosom friend when my girls were wee babes definitely made the cut. It was so nice to have not only practical but beautiful things in my life just when I felt the most bedraggled, and I wanted to pass a little of that feeling on to someone else.