Friday, May 25, 2012

Announcement!

Megan here! :)  Well at the end of January my honey and I found out some very exciting news...that we were going to be having our third baby!  Baby's due date is October 11th which turns out to be 10-11-12.  Kinda cool huh?

Last Thursday we set out to find out the baby's gender.  Since it's a 30+ minute ultrasound we decided to leave the boys with a friend.  When we dropped them off we told them when we came back we would bring a balloon in the color of the baby's gender.  Pink for girl, blue for boy.



I am still in shock!!! It's hard after two boys to imagine anything but boy!  But my husband, boys and I are all thrilled :)

Which leads me to some eye candy.  The first thing I did when I got home was shop my fabric stash :)  Found some cute and easy girl tutes via Pinterest and before you knew it I had some little girl dresses and diaper covers in the works!


Aren't they sweet??  I haven't been able to stop admiring them all week.  And more poor husband.  And boys...this is going to be a long summer for them!  All I do is walk around with girl clothes, fabrics, and talk in a high-pitched voice :)  Luckily I have Heather and my mom to talk too and some nice friend who indulge me :)


The dresses were a tutorial from the sweetest Abby at Sew Much Ado, aren't they sweet?  Great tutorial, really easy to follow.  The size is 0-3 months.


The diaper covers are a tutorial from Made...another great tute, several sizes given to cut out.  The only thing I'd do different when I make them again is to cut the leg openings on the bias.  They were extremely hard to fold in and sew without puckers.  Luckily you gather them with elastic so you can't tell.  I just had to add some ruffles to the bum on the red one!!


I found the perfect little trim to add to this set at Joann's.  I was so happy when I saw it, the perfect little retro flowers in orange and yellow.  I plan to make a simple headband with the trim too :)

The fabrics:
Orange and white set: Kitty Garden by Alexander Henry

There you have it!  I've been dying to share and hopefully you had some fun seeing the girly stuff like me!! :)

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62 comments:

Mitzi said...

Congratulations! Your dresses and bloomers are adorable.

Wendy said...

Congratulations, Megan - very happy for you! And I am looking forward to seeing all those adorable little girl things you are going to make this summer :)

Amy Friend said...

Congratulations! Little girls ARE so very fun to dress. I also find that big brother are smitten by their little sisters so it is all good!

Melissa Corry said...

Congrats!!! So exciting!!!

Lisa C in GA. said...

how exciting! I had a girl first, then three boys, and another girl. And another boy. LOL. We like big families! I didn't sew when I was having them, so didn't get the fun of making the little dresses, but I did go bat-guano crazy on ebay, hahaha. I LOVE your little dresses. Scrumptious.

Debbie said...

oh how exciting!! Congrats. What fun little outfits you have already made. love them.

Jan said...

What exciting news. Love your post, too. I only had girls, and when I got some grandsons I was in for a learning curve.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns para vocês,crianças sempre são bem-vindas.Eu adorei saber.Esses vestidos são lindos e já fiz um para minha neta,outros cortados.Meu verão é só em dezembro,então tenho tempo.Essas calcinhas(cobre fraldas)são chamadas aqui no Brasil de BUNDA RICA kkk.Beijos e que Deus abençoe a toda sua família.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Aw what lovely news.

And those little dresses and knickers are so cute.

Congrats xxxx

beaquilter said...

these are the CUTEST!!! oh you are getting me excited too as I'm 6 months pregnant with a girl, already have one of each, so that thrilling girly stage I had with my daughter, but I DO want to make this one SOMETHING, these are so cute, did it say what the patterns were called? got links for the dresses? congrats on a girl BTW I went nuts and got all pink, and my daughter does love pink, but she can also be a tomboy...

grapes and hearts said...

Congratulations, Megan on this splendid news! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your pregnancy as much as you can! Happy sewing in pink ;o)
Christine

Teje said...

Congratulations Megan! So wonderful news and how exiting it's a girl! I'm sure you and your family are so happy! All the best! x Teje

Heidi Staples said...

Congrats, Megan!! So happy for you. We have three girls, so I've never had anything but girly stuff everywhere at all times. I wish that I had been sewing back when I had my babies...it would have been so fun to make some baby things for them when I was pregnant. :)

Laura said...

congratulations. Your dresses are adorable!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What wonderful news to share! Congratulations to the whole family! What a blessing this baby will be! You'll have such fun sewing for her :)

MGM

Jenelle said...

Congrats Megan!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

These are adorable! Lucky you to be getting the GIRL!! Congratulations!

Cori said...

Congratulations! Let the nesting commence -- those little dresses are too cute!

Kristen said...

Congrats and TOO cute!! Make sure you get some pictures of her in those adorable dresses. Enjoy!

diane said...

So cute and congratulations. My husbands birthday is October 11!

Katie said...

Congratulations, Megan! It's so much more fun sewing for a girl! I have two boys and a girl too :-)

Cathy said...

congratulations!!!!!!! How lovely! the wee dresses are to die for!

AnnieK said...

Congratulations! She is going to be the best-dressed baby girl on the block. ;-)

Svetlana said...

Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful news, and those tiny dresses are beyond adorable!

Cherie said...

Congratulations!!!!
How great to be adding a girl to the family! Such cute dresses and diaper covers =D


I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Let the pink confetti fly! Congratulations! Looks like she's alweady going to be the best dressed baby on the block! Darling outfits!

Francine Taylor said...

Oh my goodness - congrats!!! I had 3 boys and then a girl so the clothes in her closet could dress 4 girls! I love the outfits you made - gorgeous fabrics too!

Karen said...

Congratulations to you and your family! I'm sure you're dreaming in pink nowadays! The dresses and panties are adorable!

Have fun during this pregnancy with all the planning, sewing, nursery, etc.

Karen

Rosa said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!

sandra said...

Congratulations Megan to you and family. How sweet a little girl they are certainly fun to sew for and the patterns are adorable. I have two grand sons and was hoping for a little girl but I love my boys. Many blessings for and easy pregnancy and labor.

Tangos Treasures said...

Awwwww Congratulations!!!

CathyK said...

Congratulations!!! You are going to have the BEST dressed daughter if today's post is any indication!!!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness these are ADORABLE! Great job and thanks for the pattern links!

If Toys Could Talk said...

Congratulations, you are going to love having a girl! I have a son and daughter and they are both so wonderful... We have another one on the way too! He or she (we're going to be surprised) is set to arrive mid-November. :)

Sarah Craig said...

Cogratulations, Megan! Your little dresses and bloomers are socute -I'm going to have to check out those patterns for my own new granddaughter - 2 months old next Tuesday!

Sharon said...

Congratulations to you -- I also have two boys and my youngest is a girl. So much fun sewing for her when she was little. Now she is 32 and every time she comes over she asks "what have you made lately that I can steal". Anyway, enjoy.

Kate said...

That is great news. I am having my 4th girl a few weeks earlier. Thanks for the tutorial links.

Beth said...

Congratulations Megan! Those dresses are super cute! I have 3 girls - my older two were babies before I started to sew but I am having so much fun sewing up a storm for my 3rd who is 8 months! I think I need to add those dresses to my list!

amy dame said...

i feel like a random creepy stranger, because i'm terrible about commenting normally, but OMG congratulations!!!

that is oh-so exciting! and your dresses and bloomers are adorable! are you going to start on the next size up soon? i learned that lesson when my godson was born - he grew out of the teensy sizes so fast! within a month or two he was out of me-made clothes!

also, do you own a ruffle foot? you should put one on your gift registry!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!

SewSara said...

i knew you'd get lots of comments on this post! yayyyy for a girl! i need to find the bloomers i made for greta ....hmmmm. and now i wanna make her some dresses like that. soooo cute!!

Charlotte said...

congratulations! It's so much fun to have a mixture. I had a boy after two girls and, once I got over the shock, it was great (and still is!).
Have fun with the pretty :-D

Judi said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news! Having a little girl to make for is SO good for the old creative juices.

Hugs

Judi

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Congratulations. Having a girl after 2 boys is so special and be warned expensive! :o) I also had two boys before my girls arrived. Looking forward to see what else you sew for your new little addition. hugs Sharon

Dorian said...

Congratulations Megan!! How exciting. You're going to love having a girl :) And your dresses/covers are adorable.

Julie B. said...

Love these baby girl outfits! So darling! You'll have so much fun dressing your baby girl!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

A big congratulations for you and your family - how exciting! I wish I'd had today's fabric selections back when my girl was little - I would have made so many cute things. I did make dresses and sleepers, but had to search long and hard for the right fabrics. Today the choices are easy. Well, now you won't be the only girl in the family!

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

Congratulations Megan!
I had a boy and after a girl! Is so good to see how different they are.
Certainly she is going to have the more beautiful dresses...

ktquilts said...

Congratulations, and have fun!

Blessings!

anniemac said...

Megan thank you SO much for the adorable tutorials! We are expecting a little girl (our first!) at the beginning of July. I will definitely be making a few of these in the next 6 weeks!

Tamie said...

Congratulations! We have three girls and you are right, after two of one sex it is hard to imagine anything else.

cq4fun said...

Congratulations! I never know how they can tell anything from those pictures. =) The dresses are adorable - and so coordinated. And not pink! I love it!

Dolores said...

Congratulations!!! I had two boys and then a girl. She's my little sweetheart and my little girly pal. It's so nice for a Mummy to have a daughter, it's just a different kind of bond. I'm so impressed that you've already made clothes for her, that's something I haven't done yet and my little munchkin is turning two soon!

dxx

Karen said...

congratulations on your baby girl! I know the boys will just love her and she will be so spoiled! It has been nice getting to know you and your boys while visiting Amanda. I happened to be talking with her as you dropped off the boys and so was one of the first to hear the news! I am so excited for you! I am so glad that you and Amanda help each other out so. It is nice to know she has friends like you. Thanks and enjoy planning for that sweet little girl!

Kirsten N said...

Congratulations! We had a girl then 2 boys (twins) - it is so mice to have a daughter to spend special time with!

Josie McRazie said...

well, I;m old fashion and prefer not to find out what the baby is in advance, BUT congratulations!! :) I had three girls and then a boy and it is a gear switch! LOL

Amber said...

so, so cute. congratulations!!! Yay!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Megan Congratulations!!! So excited for you and your family!!!
Those little dresses are just too adorable. :) Hope you're feeling well!

Connie said...

Awe, Congratulations! Girls are so much fun to dress up. Thanks for having me to the party, so many cool projects I'm going to check out now. Have a great week.

Lynne said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Lynne said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Lynne said...

Congratulations! How exciting!