Going green for baby girl!

Every time I blog, I feel like I should apologize for not blogging more often. *sigh*. There are so many inspirational bloggers out there and I’d love to be amongst their ranks (so many ideas locked up in my head), however work and family keeps me so busy….maybe one day! I know many of you are in the same position. So, I won’t apologize this time (or have I already done that?)!

Today I wanted to share a project I upcycled. I don’t do this type of sewing often, but it was a fun project, and I felt so good that I didn’t waste a perfectly good shirt. My DH wore an almost new white dress shirt to work and managed to get an ink stain on it. Try as I might, I could NOT get the stain out. I was about to throw it out…tearful because it was going to waste, then had an idea! I could recycle the fabric to make a cute dress for our soon to be new DD.

Here’s the shirt:


I decided something simple would work best, plus, I didn’t want to spend a ton of time. SO, I opted for a sweet peasant dress with simple embellishments:



Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough fabric for two diaper covers…but that’s ok because I didn’t really have much fabric left over. I’d love to do this project again with one of his patterned shirts. Hmmmm…wonder if I can find a leaky pen anywhere? (kidding!)

While I’m here in cyberspace, I’ll share a few other projects I’ve made for baby girl:

Itty Bitty Baby Dress (to go home in):


Another peasant dress, with matching burp cloth:


I bought this blanket as a kit. It is super soft like minky and made a huge mess while sewing! However, it was worth the mess to have a super soft blankey!! I’ll embroider baby girl’s name once we figure one out! LOL!


Here’s my delivery gown…I’m REALLY excited about this because with my last babies, I always wore the hideous ones they give you in the hospital. I think it will be so nice to feel like I’m presentable after delivery. You can find the pattern here at Southern Stitches


Thanks for taking a peek at my latest sewing projects. Next on the list is an Easter dress for DD #1. I’ll share as soon as it is done (read: the Saturday night before Easter Sunday)!! :P


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  • http://www.facebook.com/charlottesheart Charlotte Ramsey Cole

    You are so talented.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlottesheart Charlotte Ramsey Cole

    You are so talented.

  • http://www.sewshine.com Rebekah

    Thanks Charlotte. :)