I mentioned the nibling a while back, and that was before we knew that the nibling is actually a niece! Since the nursery is painted the color of a certain rather famous bear, and I was fortunate enough to find some fabric featuring that same bear, I whipped up a blanket & dress and a soft rattle block for her before heading up to the baby shower.
I have since found out that there is another niece on the way in my own immediate family…so there will be more baby girl sewing shown here shortly!
And, since babies seem to come with a whole lot of stuff, I made a little fabric basket to help corral the stuff.
I love it that so many crafty folks are posting free tutorials for fun thngs to make. I've linked above to the tutorials I used to make the dress, block & basket. Thank you to Made by Rae, London Mummy & The Sometimes Crafter for sharing your expertise with us!
The blanket was just a piece of quilting cotton & a piece of flannel sewn right sides together with space left to turn right side out, then finished with a decorative topstitch around the edges. No batting, no quilting…and I love the drape and feel of it with the flannel backing…it's a great lightweight blankie for the babe :)
oh…and here's some proof that sometimes I need to slow down and actually look at what I'm doing. I sewed the skirt on upside down the first time around!!