Simple Sewing

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This picture is from the shoot I mentioned here. We had family pictures done before we moved because my husband would be deploying afterwards. We wanted updated pictures to send with him but also for our daughter to have something she could remember him with.

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I wanted something that would be easy for her to carry around and not have to worry about a glass frame breaking. The picture is just behind a piece of  vinyl with ric rac to hide the edges. I thought about leaving an opening to switch the picture out or take it out to be washed but I know it would just be a matter of time before she realized she could take it out and tear it.

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I’ve never used ric rac before so I have no idea how you’re actually supposed to do corners but I had to finish before nap time so this is as good as its gonna get! So far she seems to like it and it’s extra cute to see her point and say Da Da and give it hugs.

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Family Photos Dress

This is a sneak peek of the dress I’m working on for our family pictures this weekend.

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Why yes, that is the Geranium bodice! I just love how versatile that pattern is.

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And it’s technically reversible! I hand stitched the lining so that it would be invisible and can be turned inside out if there are any spill mishaps.

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Because the inside is pretty plain I added a decorative hem stitch for a little fun. It’s not very noticeable but I like it. I’m not sure if that’ll be the only thing I do to it though.

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I want to add a bow to the front but I can’t decide. Bitty baby bow?

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Or big full bow? Neither? Something in between?