This weekend I aim to put to test Cotton & Steel's little pun, "double gauze, double fun." I have some Bespoke gauze from Sew Modern and an Oliver & S pattern, in hopes of making a summer weight nightgown for Aria. Fingers crossed that this works, because she definitely needs something appropriate to wear to bed, people. The nightgown I made her last year is way, waaaay too small and looks horribly uncomfortable. I've got to get to it!
I'm not really sure if the Playtime Dress is an ideal nightgown pattern, but there really aren't many simple ones out there. Any suggestions on what to do for the back closure? This pattern has 3 buttons at back, but I know that won't work well for her. Right now I'm considering doing one button closure, near the top of the back, with an elastic loop for hooking the button. I wonder if that's easy enough to do with one hand?
Today I've traced the pattern pieces and am cutting into the soft, cuddly gauze. mmmm!
While I was at it, I also stashed some good basics from Sew Modern. Stripes! Can't get enough of them. I especially like that tiny stripe by Dear Stella. I've used the taupe color before. It's the lightest, tiniest stripe shown here. It reads cream from any distance, but has that nice texture up close. Sew Modern stocks the Sunburst stripe in a whole slew of colors. I imagine the whole set would love to come live and work in my stash!
The black/white stripes are Timeless Treasures Bias Stripe and Michael Miller's Clown Stripe. I bought them both for bindings. Wonder which one I'll like most? When I know, I'd like to stock up on a good amount. Black/white stripe bindings are a nice finish for many a quilt.
And the Cotton & Steel Puff print, just for fun.
On Wednesday night, the day of the failed swallow test, I received a surprise package from my friend Nicolette in the Netherlands. She and the Comfort circle of do. Good Stitches made a set of pillow covers for us, to show their love. They're beautiful! So carefully done with x's and o's, embroidery, hand quilting, the works. But perhaps the best part was reading the personal notes that came with the gift. I'm going to keep all the cards I receive for Eleni to show her someday what an amazing outpouring of well wishes she received from all over the world as a little babe. Thank you all!
p.s. remember Flowers for Eleni? Today I got a sneak peak at the most meaningful gift I will ever receive. Go look!