Wednesday, December 12, 2007

seeing dots


Every year on Christmas Eve, my Mom would give us one gift to unwrap - a new pair of pajamas. It didn't matter that we knew what would be inside the box, it only mattered that it was tradition and that we would go to bed in something new and warm. In my attempt to figure out how Christmas might work in our house, I've decided to keep up this tradition with Sadie. Of course, I've also pledged to be as "handmade" as possible, so I sat down this week and made a wee nightgown. I didn't use a pattern, so I probably took longer than I needed to, but in the end I think it worked out. The heart buttons are just an extra detail, and the entire back is regular buttons (this is what happens when you sew freestyle - you get stuck and sometimes button plackets are the only solution).

We'll see if it passes the Sadie test; she has a quirky habit of not liking anything I make her. My new plan? Don't tell her that Mommy had anything to do with it.

4 comments :

Mira said... [Reply to comment]

so sweet and cozy. I love it.

lamb-things said... [Reply to comment]

I love it, there's something about new flannel. Sadie will love it.

twobadmice said... [Reply to comment]

What a darling gorgeous nightgown. It's absolutely beautiful.

scarbie doll said... [Reply to comment]

My mom also gives us jammies EVERY year. We get bummed if she decides we're too old and skips a year. I love the idea of continuing that with my kids -- though probably won't be making my own nighties...