The pattern is actually a layette pattern and includes lots of sweet baby items. I finally settled on sewing little Zuzu a slip. I wasn’t sure if she had one or not but it seemed like such a fun little thing to make to keep her just a little bit warmer throughout the winter. (I think she could almost sleep in the slip during the summer if the house were really warm also.) I made a size Large for Zuzu and sewed View F but ended up not attaching the ruffle since it already seemed plenty long enough to me.
This was my first time ever combining sewing with any sort of needlework or embroidery. I absolutely LOVE the result! I was able to take a bunch of inexpensive materials (plain white broadcloth, 2 white buttons (I had), thread, and a bit of lace and make something so sweet. I found that the embroidery did take quite a while but I just love how it turned out. This pattern is included in the envelope but you could really substitute any outline.
Do note if you make this pattern that the seam allowance is 3/8″ instead of the usual 5/8″. I was kind of surprised that the slip buttoned at the top of the shoulders. I guess it has to button somehow since the pattern is not intended for knit fabric. I had thought originally about not adding the lace but am so glad that I did. 🙂 It was difficult to find the 3/8″ lace so I ended up using 1/2″ lace that my mom had in her stash.
Overall this pattern was adorable and so much fun to work with. I can’t see myself sewing another slip anytime soon but one day I might make the dress that is included in the pattern as a baby gift in the future.