Thursday, May 31, 2012

Needle and Thread - Flannel Nightie

I have wanted to join in Needle n Thread for many weeks now but just wasn't organised.
so this is my first attempt at sharing my recent sewing.

As winter approaches (actually the first day greats us in the morning here) our younger girls were in need of some new winter nightwear. Quite a few years ago, in fact when Autumn and Eden were 5 and 3 I made them winter plaid nighties, my first attempt at them.

However as it grew colder Vellvin kept saying to me 'Lets make the nighties and winter skirts for the little girls." So I sorted through my patterns and finally decided on this Simplicity 9942 that I have had in anticipation of making new nighties. I did not do the large ruffle around the bottom as it requires so much more fabric.
We had some red flannel left over from last year and so we began to cut and stitch.
While I was sewing this on for Moran and another for Myffwyn, which I am nearly finished Vellvin was making some cord winter skirts for the three younger girls.
We actually did not have enough red flannel for Vellvin and Arwen as well and so we purchased some pink with a pattern on it for them. This will be my next task to make them!
As for reading I have been reading a lot of books on my Kindle. The latest is a going back in time  Daughter of Time  (first in a series) by Sarah Woodbury. This one is going back to Wales in the thirteenth century.

This has been a real  eye opener and I recommend it for anyone who has had a child with one of these labels or even 'Developmental Delay.'
It talks about retraining the brain to overcome these issues and gives the exercises to do this at home. 
From my research it is very similar if not identical to the Arrowsmith School practices which I cannot find any 'at home programme' for.

Well I will be off to check out the other great sewing and reading links at Elizabeth's blog this week. Hope to see you there.

Blessings to you and your homes,
 

5 comments:

ccc said...

Love the nightie!
Thanks for the book recommendation. I have read other works about training the brain in those type of disorders. My son has autism like behaviors, but they are thought to arise from his mental retardation which he also has. I am going to see if our library has the book.

maria said...

The nightie looks so pretty Gae and warm also. I pray that every one is doing well...

m.

hannahw said...

Very sweet nightgowns. I look forward to making ones like that for my girlies! Here is my recent project: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/05/crafting-along-with-needle-and-thread_31.html

Jeannine said...

I don't know if my first comment went through, so forgive me if this is a duplicate!

The gown is very pretty, Gae. I love the coral color, and my daughter would love the lace trim!

Elizabeth Foss said...

What a wonderful project. I love that pattern. Your daughters are lucky to be wrapped in such flannel love.

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