Random thought: Can a child have middle child syndrome before the 3rd child has even been born?!?
Moving on… Apparently this time around nesting = sewing. I suppose it helps that I haven’t cancelled the cleaning service we hired when I was put on bedrest, so I don’t have to worry as much about the cleaning for now. I think this week was the last time I’ll have them come so if this baby doesn’t come soon then I’m sure I’ll be back at it with a vengeance.
If you have followed my blog lately, you may remember that we did not find out the gender of our baby. We are just over two weeks away from our due date and I’m beyond anxious to finally learn if we are adding another girl or a boy to our family. We’ve been struggling to come up with a unique name for a girl that we love as much as our first two daughters, but we keep going over them! Let me know if you have any suggestions!
I still have a coming home outfit for a little boy from the first two pregnancies, but I needed to come up with a dress and/or outfit for a little girl.
I had purchased Cynthia Rowley’s Oh Baby Pin Dot in Petal fabric from Hawthorne threads with the plan that I would make something for this baby in case it were another girl. All that was left was picking the pattern. I decided to do something simple and classic. I went back to the Geranium dress pattern by Made by Rae, but instead of doing flutter sleeves and a gathered skirt like I did before in this post, I chose to do the capped sleeve/pleated dress option of the pattern.
This was my first time tackling pleats. It all went great until I was finishing the dress by sewing down the inner bodice. There was a weird shift so one of the pleats isn’t as neat and tidy as I’d like, but for all intents and purposes I think it will work. I had figured that if we did not have any more girls I would give it away as a gift, but now I’m uneasy giving it away with that darn imperfect pleat. I’m a little paranoid about stuff like that. I will just have to keep doing them for more practice.
Also, this time around I decided to do snaps. With a newborn, I figured it would be a million times easier than try to wrestle buttons through buttonholes with a wiggly baby. That would be comical, I’m sure. Especially in the sleep deprived state we live in those first weeks (or months or years or well, who’s counting?)….See, I TRY to think ahead. 😉
Since I don’t actually have a little one to put the dress on for pictures, they had to be taken hanging up, in my bathroom. Yeah, less than ideal, I know. Initially I had taken some pictures but I had forgotten to take the them before I packed them in the hospital bag so there were a few wrinkles. Oops. Well, I went to edit/place the watermark for the pictures and I just.couldn’t.do.it. Those wrinkles made me cringe. So I pulled out the iron and tried again. But now I think the pleats look a little too stiff. *sigh* I still wish I had a little squish to put this on for the pictures. That’s why there are only two. No need for a thousand pictures of a dress on a hanger, right? If we end up having another girl (oh my), I’ll try to remember to come back and add some action pics.
Have a great week!