Last week I pulled out some vintage fabric and sewed up a little dress to give as a gift to a friend who just had a baby girl. A new baby is always nice but a little girl sets my mind going with the ruffly and pink possibilities.
Also I made a matching diaper cover - with ruffles of course.
I used New Look 6925 which I have sewn a few times before. I find it very satisfying to make children's clothes - no fittiing, just cut the size and go. I had an idea for some gathered ruffles so I used my 1/4" narrow hemming foot. I have a love/hate relationship with this gizmo, I really can never get it to work consistently.
Actually, it works fine, it is me that is the trouble. Have you used this foot? I can be sewing along, marveling at my nice tidy little hem, feeding the fabric steadily and zing, one little milimeter is not fed into the folder area just right and the narrow hem gets messed up. Somehow I got enough fabric to be narrow hemmed to use for the neck ruffle.
I used the gathering foot for all the ruffles - that foot is fantastically useful and gives me no trouble. The fabric is some very soft vintage gingham that I found at a garage sale last year. I have a lot of the green and I keep thinking I will make a women's vintage style dress for my Etsy shop - one of these spare minutes.
Here is today's SunnyGal garden photo, keeping the pink/green theme going. Apple blossoms, which by now have all dropped and need to be swept away. Can you spot the bee?