With minimal time this week-end, I stayed up way past my bedtime to squeak this one out. But I just can't wait until tomorrow to show it to you.
Remember Lilly? Well, I got to thinking about how chilly hospitals can be and thought she needed at least one top that was lined with minky. I know! Doesn't that just sound dreamy? My girls gave me the idea tonight when I pulled out my minky stash for some upcoming baby blankets I'm making. They both suddenly had to have their own pieces to play with because it was so soft.
I found a free kimono pattern on-line and added 3" to the sleeves since the pattern is for a short sleeved top. I also made the size 6-12 mos to allow for the minky inside. Just think how comfy this will be to pull on her after a bath (once she's able). Like a mini robe. I hope she loves it as much as I do.
And how wonderful is this? Once Lilly is done wearing these after her heart surgery, her Mama will be paying them forward to another family facing the same procedure. Doesn't that just melt your heart? That our gifts to Lily will be a much needed gift to other families as well. I hope you take some time this week to make a little top for Lilly. Find all the details here. This one took me about 3 hours to make, but I did make it more complicated than necessary. I really enjoyed praying for this sweet babe while I sewed tonight and I can't wait to send it off in the mail.