I could swear babies come in bunches. There seem to be waves of babies around us, and this is one of those high tide occasions. Lots of friends have recently welcomed little ones into their lives.
I'm not able to custom make baby gifts for all our friends these days, but some dear friends who live overseas recently had their first child and I really wanted to give them something special. One of the great things about simple patterns is that you can spend more time on the details, so I made them some Bedtime Story Pajamas in a beautiful men's shirting fabric and constructed it with French seams so the inside would look as finished as the outside.
There's something about high-quality shirting fabrics. Even the sound of the fabric when the sewing machine needle hits it is so satisfying. I don't mind spending a little extra when I find a really great Italian shirting in the garment district. Just a yard or two, and then I always have something terrific to reach for when I need it. And it doesn't take much fabric when you're making clothing is such little sizes!
I've just finished sewing the label into this little outfit, and it will be making it's way to London tomorrow. Meantime, I'm making my way to Vermont for a few days of additional sewing time. See you next week!