K's baby shower was Saturday, and while I had the best intentions, when I woke up on Saturday morning, her present wasn't done. Well, to be perfectly truthful here, it wasn't even started! While this might throw most people into some sort of panic, I just looked at the fabric (which I had purchased on Monday, and washed on Tuesday) and went and made come coffee. The shower didn't start until 1:30pm.
I started in earnest, cutting out the fabric about 9am, right after DD#2 and DD#3 left for a 4-H function. I had decided to make here some baprons and some burp cloths, matching of course, and in her jungle nursery themed fabric.
|Fabric found at Hobby Lobby|
|Cut 3 from both fabrics|
Then I cut out the burp cloths. I found this great, super easy pattern at "Cloud 9 Fabrics". I started out only going to make 3, but had just the right amount of fabric to make 4, so 4 it is. I didn't take pictures of that - kind of dull actually.
Now it's about 9:30am.
I started sewing. I didn't take pictures of that either (hard to sew and photograph). The burp cloths took about 30 minutes beginning to end (I do have a serger, your time may vary) including the top stitching that really makes them look nice.
Now it's about 10am.
Now it's about 11am.
I've never made bias tape before, but I've read a couple of tutorials, so I pulled out my fabric stash, and found what I
Then I went and took a shower so my hair would have time to air dry. I MOST CERTAINLY did not take a picture of that!
Now it's about 11:30am.
I pulled out the iron, and the ironing board, and a ruler. DD#1 has my rotary cutter and mat, so the bias tape will have to be done the old fashioned way. I cut out 2" wide strips of fabric on the bias, and kept cutting until I
Oh, and it's now noon.
I took my adorable brown gingham bias tape and finished bib #3.
|Middle bib is reversible|
|Entire jungle set|