Friday, November 1, 2013

Kiddie Parade

First off, here is our latest bundle of joy, Parker Michelle.

She was born on October 12, about 3 weeks early. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2inches long.
Mommy and the rest of the family are doing well. My old routine of sewing when my eldest goes to sleep has been derailed by our newest addition. By the time they both go to sleep, Mommy is ready to pass out too! I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things as sleeping habits get better.
I was able to complete the majority of Logan's Halloween costume before Parker was born.  He was a cowboy this year.

I used McCalls 2851 for his vest and chaps. Both were insanely easy! I purchased both fabrics from Joann Fabrics, from their costume fabric section.
Prepster Pullover
I also made the chambray shirt under the vest using a PDF pattern from Blank Slate Patterns. First off, I've neglected sewing for my son mostly because the sewing pattern industry is geared toward little girls in the kiddie department. I was excited to stumble upon Blank Slate Patterns. They have a large selection of little boy patterns that are actually very cool! Secondly, this is my first experience with a downloaded pattern. It really wasn't all of the horrible things that I've read it could be! The printed pattern was taped together quickly and easily. I traced off Logan's size and the rest was cake! I recommend Blank Slate Patterns also for the instructions. The instructions literally take you step by step and are fully illustrated with photos.
That's all for now. I'm currently working on a lined jacket for myself. More to come soon!


  1. Congratulations. Baby Parker is gorgeous! Logan's outfit is adorable. Great job sewing that late into your pregnancy. Rest up. We will be here to catch up with you later. :-)

  2. Congratulations on the birth of Parker! Look after that gorgeous family, and yourself as well ... J

  3. What a beautiful little girl, congratulations Jenny!

  4. OH WOW Congratulations!!!! That's so exciting. So glad you are all doing well, she is just adorable!! The Halloween costumes turned out amazing good thing you finished them first. Enjoy the next few weeks and hopefully you get some rest hehe. xx

  5. Beautiful baby. Congratulations. Love the costumes, too.

  6. Wow congratulations Jenny, I was actually going to ask if the baby was here. What a bundle of joy.
    Take care and love to your family

  7. I'm behind, but Congratulations!! She is precious. You did a great job with your son's costume as well. I love PDF patterns for kids--there are lots of indie patternmakers and they don't take as many pages as patterns for women would. I'm glad you liked Blank Slate, I have a few of her patterns but haven't tried them yet. Congrats again on your baby!