Yesterday I took my needle and thread along to the river. We found this lovely spot with cool, shallow water where the little ones can safely wade, while mamas rest on shore, papas fish and big kids wonder to a rope swing near bye. I coaxed a friend to wade with me. The icy waters of the Saluda river turned our feet completely numb. It was just the thing in near 90 degree heat!
Hmmm, next time I'll take a shot of the river for you. Today I just have photos of the little kimono top I finally finished out there. It's from the Green Bee Modern Baby Set sewn up in Birch Organic Knits from Fabricworm. I used the coral color for the body and sun for the facings. These knits are so soft and scrumptious. I'm sure baby will be cozy!
I secured the facings with a double row of hand stitched pearl cotton thread. The top was looking a bit too plain for my tastes without that. Now it looks very "handmade" too. I like that.
Instead of ribbons, I used handmade bias tape for ties. These cuties were leftover from some other project. Worked perfectly here!
I'm thinking this top looks like fall. And, luckily, it should still fit then, though maybe with three quarter length sleeves. The pattern is size 0-3 months, but I could tell the top was going to fit roomy as soon as I cut out the pattern. Baby is about 15 pounds and 4 months old.
I have some more knit solids, but I'm not sure what to make with them. Right now Eleni wears a t-shirt and a colorful cloth diaper most every day. It keeps her cool and gives us access to her g-tube. Maybe this fall I'll be more tempted to sew clothes for her?
For now, it's back to quilts for me!