This past Saturday our SAGA Dogwood guild had a Wee Care workshop. As the chair of this committee, I typically don’t sew at the workshops, but make myself available for any help that is needed. We had a fabulous turnout and I also had some beautiful gowns turned in! What a lovely, caring group of ladies that give of their time and talent making these sweet gowns. As always, I come away from the workshops inspired to work on some gowns as well. It probably comes as no surprise that I always have several in different stages of completion.
Because I had several gowns that were nearly completed, I decided that this morning was the time to get those finished up. I’m so pleased with how they turned out and now I have 3 more that are done and 1 more that only needs to be smocked. I’ll do that one quiet evening. They don’t take any time at all to smock!
I love this teeny, tiny size – it is for under 1 lb. babies and measures a mere 8-3/4″ long (including the lace).
Because our guild sends gowns to Camp LeJeune, I wanted to try one gown with a nautical design. I would think it could be used for a boy or girl. I liked the tiny sailboats (my own design).
There’s always a call for gender neutral gowns, so a white on white with no flowers, lace, etc. works well and is quite elegant looking – or so I think!
I smocked a simple design and used “dots” instead of flowers to keep this gown neutral.
So, that has been what I’ve been sewing lately. Well, that as well as some things that I’ll have to show you later. 😛 I don’t want to spoil the surprise!
Enjoy some lovely stitching time – it’s such a great way to relax and ready yourself for a busy day/week ahead!