I'll be 39 weeks pregnant this week and things around here are getting nesty! Really nesty.
In terms of getting things ready for baby, Indigo has been my trusty sidekick and righthand girl.
She loves to go through baby clothes with me, sort our cloth diapers, and most importantly, ooo and ahhh over how cute and tiny everything is. It makes getting ready for our baby even more fun!
I also organized my fabrics
and have been working on some small sewing projects which have been on my (imaginary) To-Make list for forever but got buried. Literally (by fabric) and figuratively.
This week is Kids Clothes Week and I hope to sew few things for our baby before my lovely sister-in-law and niece come to stay with us on Thursday for a long weekend together. They live in Cambodia but are here in the US for a couple of months. We can't wait to see them!
In my effort to keep up with my girl who is growing like a weed, I made another Bohemian Babydoll Dress. Unlike her sisters, she's not on the receiving end of any hand-me-downs, so it's harder to keep her closet adequately stocked with mama-mades. :)
This dress is fast and easy and Indigo wears her first version all the time.
I made both dresses in Nani Iro double gauze. I love this fabric! It isn't quite as soft and floaty as the other fabric for whatever reason, but it's still so nice. It's called Woodblock Pocho Garland in Mustard and I got it here.
I altered the sleeves again. I had misplaced the sleeve that Dan drafted for me, but I looked at this photo and was able to easily re-draft it. I finished the edge with a zigzag stitch which makes it fray a little. I like that.
I love the curved bodice!
And look! No closures!
I also love the asymmetrical hem. This pattern is definitely one of my favs!
And with that, I better get back to nesting. Or at least dishes and laundry. There are always those.
Such a pretty dress for a pretty girl! Wow, 39 weeks... so close. I have just discovered that my big boys will eat a load of chilli con carne served with plain corn chips - don't know if that helps on the freezer meals front. (The 6y.o. won't eat the chilli but was happy with corn chips!) We did sprinkle a little cheese on to serve but it's not necessary. I hope Tia grows out of her allergies.ReplyDelete
I love the color of this dress: it goes perfetcly with your daughter's hair. ANd yes it seems she grows up everytime you take a new photo of her!! she looks really grown up on these photos! hmmm.. all this nesting.. it is the baby or his mama who is getting impatient??:)ReplyDelete
Such a sweet dress! Wow! 39 weeks:) it only seems like the other day I read your announcement post! Exciting times. I like to make meatballs and freeze them - nice easy meal to prepare. I often make them as part of a care package when friends have babies. Soup is another go to recipe - I have a nice chicken, vegetable and pesto recipe I'd be happy to share if you were interested. It's quit a thick soup and can also be used in a pie if thickened further but I've not tried that. When the boys were smaller I'd batch prepare vegetablesReplyDelete
Lovely and gooooooood luck!!!ReplyDelete
That's so lovely. I'm sewing myself a double gauze dress and am sooo addicted to this fabric!ReplyDelete
RE - Tia's allergy, Mr As it Seams can't eat dairy, but he can eat goats and sheeps cheese/milk. Has Tia tried this? I now cook with goats milk all the time. It's not too 'goaty' if you find the right brand, and most people can't taste the difference. Fish pie with a white sauce made with goats milk is one of my freezer options.
But my real tip is - Get your girlfriends to fill your freezer for you! Best baby gift ever!
What a sweet dress (and girl)! I hadn't realized that this pattern didn't have any closures now I'm thinking I must make one of these especially after seeing both of your versions! And, wow 39 weeks, almost there yay!ReplyDelete
That looks like the perfect summer dress! And good luck with the last few days (or weeks) of nesting! We didn't get any freezer meals organized, maybe because my husband is a vegan (who now eats eggs from our chickens when they are laying) and most vegan stuff doesn't freeze well. Soups seem like a good bet, though!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see pictures of your new arrival! As for freezing things...I opted to freeze a bunch of breakfast things this time around. Seemed like it would help start my days off when in that foggy newborn haze. pumpkin pancakes, sweet potato bread, spinach/zucchini muffins, french toast, breakfast burritos, etc. It was definitely a help for us! I also try to keep several baggies of diced chicken that you can throw in a salad or quesadilla or pasta dish in my freezer. Lastly, I've been using my crock pot more than ever this post partum season. Our favorite and easiest and most versatile...throw some frozen chicken breasts in with a jar of salsa on high. cook several hours and then turn on low. About an hour before you want to eat, shred the chicken (it should just fall apart). You can eat this plain...in tacos, nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas....we like Mexican obviously! it freezes well too! hope this gives you some ideas to keep nesting!ReplyDelete
Shannon, thank you! Those are all such great ideas! I can't wait to add more breakfast foods to the mix! And the diced chicken and crock pot chicken sound fantastic!Delete
Such a pretty dress. Agáin.ReplyDelete
I wish you all the luck in the world the coming week(s)! And I have to say, I'm a bit jealous 'cause sewing for a tiny baby sounds like so much fun!
That polka dot fabric you used for the dress is so fun! Nice fabric stash you have there!ReplyDelete
In case we don't hear from you for awhile, I'll take this chance to wish you a glorious, precious birth. May things progress easily, may time feel light, may the arrival be both uncomplicated and fantastic. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty dress!!! And she looks just lovely (the pink sandals are perfect with the mustard, ah, color!!).ReplyDelete
Wishing you much lovely nesting! I hope you'll share your KCW with us! I am so impressed with your restrained and well-behaved stash, haha!
Oh Rachel - so excited for you as the reality of this new child grows closer and closer . . . and that you get to share it in such a meaningful way with Indigo. This is a treasured and special time, full of anticipation and joy. And all that teeny tiny baby stuff - oh, the cuteness!ReplyDelete
This dress, of course, is just perfection! You chose such a lovely fabric for it, and have such a great vision for how to use it. Love it as a border print with the dots getting smaller as they ascend. And Indigo looks just beautiful - that style really suits her! After I visit your blog, I always want to buy the patterns you've used . . . such an enabler, you are:) (in the best possible way!).
Thanks so much, Lucinda! I appreciate that all so much! <3Delete
All the best to you!ReplyDelete
I will be thinking of you.
Gorgeous dress on a sweet girl.
Kids are growing up so fast... Indigo is beautiful with this new dress you made for her. I wish you a wonderful meeting with your baby (she may already be here now i guess).ReplyDelete
oh man she's so cute - love this dress! thinking of you all the time, mama!!ReplyDelete