I am still playing with the preemie clothes/pattern and enjoying every minute of it. The pattern is available on Etsy. I most recently finished up another asymmetrical diaper shirt, but lengthened it to be a daygown length. This was so simple to do and the dress is so sweet!
To lengthen the gown is a simple process. Extend the side seams another 5″ longer than the pattern piece on the back as well as both of the front pieces at the side seam as well as the front seam. Then slide the front piece down and draw the hem curve back in on the right front piece. Voila!!! You’ve now got a daygown!!! Of course, the longer length will require more entredeux and lace. 🙂
The lengthened dress needed some embroidery on the front. In honor of my dear friend, Lane Edwards, I used one of the embroidery designs from her book, “Designs For Shadow Work Embroidery and Fine Embroidery”. This book was published by her daughter, Donna Krezelak. There are some exquisite embroidery in that book as well as the other 2 books she published under her own name.
Lane went to her home in heaven last month, July 13, 2016. She was someone who I admired not only for her exquisite embroidery skills, her unending talent with the needle and thread, but also her unshakable faith and love for the Lord and her family. She was one of the most godly women that I know and I will always treasure the friendship that we had. I wanted to embroidery one of these gowns in her memory.
If you don’t have any of Lane’s books and you enjoy embroidery, you can often find them on Amazon or Ebay – snatch them up! They have lots of beautiful embroidery designs, most included in 3 different sizes. I use mine often and I’m sure that you will as well.