Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Good Reason NOT to Sew

I try not to post photos of my son Brydon on this blog since it's a vintage sewing blog and I like to stay on topic. However, I couldn't resist posting a few photos of him since he wore his vintage 1960s Winnie-the-Pooh blue gingham romper today. This romper is nothing short of amazing - check out the pointy white collar and buttoned belt! And the appliques of Winnie the Pooh and Rabbit are also belt carriers! Genius! Funnily enough, my husband said: "It makes him look like such a...baby!" Ha ha! I guess there is a current trend for dressing babies in adult-style clothing with skulls and guitars and shorts and sneakers. I would love to have some professional portraits made of him wearing this but, for now, my ancient camera will have to do!








A lot of people ask me why I never sew for Brydon.....well, first of all, he's growing way too fast to make it economical. I have made a handful of things for him and plan to keep them for him to have one day as heirloom items. I would like to make him some 1970s style corduroy bellbottoms to wear once he starts walking around though! Second, I just don't have time to sew for him. I barely have time to sew a simple blouse for myself! But I have discovered that he is the only reason in the world that makes it perfectly okay for me NOT to be able to sew. It was hard at first not being able to sew whenever I wanted and as much as I wanted, but I have learned to adapt and work around his schedule. He does like to visit fabrics stores with me, though - he likes to feel the different fabric!



7 comments:

  1. heeey! you have a little mod! you have just given him his first album cover art by taking these photos. so cute! :)

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  2. Awwww, go ahead and post pics of your baby. I love baby pics! Love that romper, too. So precious.
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  3. Cute! Love the romper, baby gingham hehe

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  4. That romper is amazing...all you need are my 70s Pooh records to go with it!
    Something like this might be in the running for my cousin's son's 1st birthday, which I need to get started on!

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  5. Oh aren't you just dee cutest lil guy in day whole world, yes you is! *kisses* sorry about the baby-talk. Continuing on...

    Post all the baby pics you want! :) I am going back to school this Fall (haven't stepped foot inside a school since I graduated high school... YEARS and years ago). So I'm really excited but I've been telling myself that I absolutely must put school before crafting. When I sew from patterns it takes a long time and I will completely devote all free time to it. Me going back to school may put sewing my own clothing on a hold. I've been telling myself that it's okay :) College is a perfect excuse if anyone asks me why it takes me so long just sewing a sleeve or attaching a button to something! That's okay.

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  6. I think your own camera did a fine job...he's so very sweet!
    He will grow out of clothes fast, but you can make him some toys or soft books and he'll be able to pass those on to his children. (And yes, that day will come :-) )

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  7. What a cute baby, I love vintage baby patterns too.

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