I started a series of posts entitled “Getting ready for the baby” in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. But Bee was born before I’d had a chance to post the last few… A month has past, and these drafts are still sitting there waiting to be posted. So bear with me whilst I meander back in time and share with you the last few posts in this series.
(For new readers, here’s a recap of what was already posted in this series: sewing Fabric Liners for the chest of drawers, packing the Hospital Bag & what was actually used.)
This was one of the gifts we gave to JJ at the hospital after Bee was born.
JJ LOVES it. She put it on at the hospital, and refused to take it off for about 3 days. Such a proud big sister. She kept asking to wear “the top with all the letters”.
The plain black top I bought new for a few dollars – all it needed was a bit of jazzing up. I chose a simple font and printed off the letters, cut them out to use as templates. Then I cut out the letters from pre-washed fabric scraps using pinking shears to get a zigzag edge. (This gives a rag look, and also prevents fraying). Then I pinned and sewed using a medium straight stitch, being careful not to catch the back of the top as I went.
Easy peasy! JJ rocks it as only JJ can….