This was a secret project for yet to be born little boy. In fact, it was only supposed to be unveiled next week but souricette 1 (that would be Emmanuelle) wouldn’t have been there. And she’s so proud of her work. And she was so happy to do this for her aunt’s baby. And I knew my sister would be particularly touched. So I wrapped it up separately so that souricette 1 could give it in person.
It’s been given so now you can see.
I helped souricette 1 with the fabric choices. She had originally selected three prints that didn’t quite work together. She loved the shibori and lobsters best so I suggested the red.
Three? Why of course. These are reversible.
The pattern is from Handmade Beginnings. We made size 3-6 months because that’s what I had already traced (made for souricette 2). It’s an easy, cute pattern. Perfect for a beginning sewist.
I did the pinning and pressing and some finishing (topstitching, elastic, and bottom hems) but my souricette did the rest. I put a piece of washi tape on the machine to give her a seam allowance guide. And she worked so hard. I told her in advance when some seams were “tricky” (curved). I was informed that they were in fact not tricky at all so I should stop saying that. Well then.
I think I have competition for my sewing machine now…