Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Baby Girl and Simple Sewing Projects

3.03.2016

Baby Girl and Simple Sewing Projects

Our little baby girl joined us last Sunday. She is perfect and healthy. Newborns are tiny miracles. We are all doing well, and there is a lot of resting and snuggling going on. We named her Margaret and are planning on calling her Maggie. Or "Baby Gaga" if you're Henry or Claire. 
At the end of my pregnancy I had hardly any energy, and I didn't want to work on any big sewing projects. But I did want to sew, so I made some really easy projects right before she came. There's a new custom fabric design company, My Fabric Designs, that contacted me about trying some of their fabrics and submitting some of my own designs. One of the fabrics I ordered was this green beaded design on Premium Cotton. I liked the simplicity of it, and I felt like it would be perfect for a crib sheet. I am really happy with the weight and quality of the fabric; it's feels like a quality quilting-type fabric.
Crib sheets are one of the most satisfying sews. They are so easy and fast but make a big impact. The white and green of the fabric go well with the rest of the nursery. I didn't do a whole lot of decorating since we won't be staying here much longer; I just put up a bunch of my favorite things. (reupholstered chair, owl quilt, mint bedskirt) I have a mint sheet that matches the bedskirt for the crib, but I wanted another sheet to rotate for laundry days.
Another fabric I ordered was this colorful Maria Bogade Dreaming on cotton voile. All the colors are my favorites, and it fits well into the rest of my wardrobe. I turned it into a simple infinity scarf that I can use as a nursing cover when I'm out and about. I wanted to make something for myself that I didn't have to worry about fitting. Basically, I wanted to have something to look forward to wearing after being pregnant for nine months. The cotton voile is so light that I'll be able to wear it all summer without getting hot.
Look for a post tomorrow where I compare a whole bunch of custom fabric companies!
Heather

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations! She is a cutie, I love her name. I love the fabric, I have been leaning more towards simple in most things I pick these days. I love that fabric you picked up, I think that scarf was the perfect way to use it!

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  2. Congratulations! Babies are so perfect! :)

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  3. Congratulations for the new girl. Glad you're all Ok. Oh and "Maggie" is what some of my friends call me too. ;)

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  4. Congrats... Our baby girl arrived last month. She was almost a Margaret too but in the end we went with Alice. Enjoy those newborn snuggles!

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  5. Congrats... Our baby girl arrived last month. She was almost a Margaret too but in the end we went with Alice. Enjoy those newborn snuggles!

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  6. Congratulations on a fabulous little bundle of baby. I love your owl quilt too x

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