Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Baby Gift and Some Mending

Here's what came out of the workshop at the end of last week: a reverse applique to mend a pair of stretch pants, and a baby blanket set for a baby shower at the husband's office.

The pants were in a bag of mending I tackled for a friend. Her daughter had taken a pair of shears to her pants, and cut a 3 inch slit across the thigh. I had recently seen a tutorial to repair a holey shirt with a reverse applique and thought it would look cute on these pants. I think it turned out great!!
(* The little girl loved her pants. As it turns out, she's a HUGE fan of Fancy Nancy and, as such, loves anything froofy, frilly or extra on her apparel. Score!)

Here's the baby blanket set. From two yards of coordinating fabric, I got one baby blanket and two burp cloths. The recipient is Indian and, as I understand it, it is considered bad luck in their culture to find out the gender of the baby before they make their Grand Entrance. So...giraffes are good for boys and girls, right? I love the pale, creamy orange giraffes against the bright, striped reverse side.


Su said...

Nice job, on the repair and the blanket!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I love both of these. The giraffe one reminded me of the most popular baby/teething toy in France - Sophie the Giraffe. Here is a link if you want to look at it:
Now, I might let my son play with some scissors so I can mend his pants too!

Lori B said...

I saw the giraffe print at Joann's but couldn't find a cute coordinating pattern. I love the stripes! They turned out great!