Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Between school starting, softball and minor knee surgery I have become a bad blogger. Hopefully I can correct the situation as everything starts moving in the right direction (this includes my knee!)

Before all our Labor day celebrations begin this weekend I wanted to share with you an outfit I made for my granddaughter.

The pattern from Wendy Schoen. It is made entirely from my stash. The front fabric is about 14 years old.

The pattern is VERY short in the stride. I had to lengthen the back pattern by 2 inches to fit my 6 month old.

Here is a close up of the inside. I used snaps from Snap Source for the diaper area and used buttons from Hillcreek on the side and the shoulders.

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Labor Day!


  1. Cute! I love it when stuff comes from the stash.

  2. I just bought an old Simplicity pattern #9583 that was printed in 1990 and it is the same garment. The Simplicity pattern also includes a boy's version that looks like a diaper shirt over a diaper cover. It is also one piece. I can't wait to try it.

  3. That's a very clever design for a baby outfit. I love stash sewing. Makes me feel so virtuous :)

  4. I know you are enjoying that baby girl, and sewing for her! Have a wondeful holiday weekend!

  5. I made this same play suit for my daughter in 1976 Or 77 from the simplicity pattern. The 1990 pattern must have been a reprint. It was adorable and easy to make. I have been looking for this pattern again so I can make it for grand children.