I have finished quite a few projects so I thought I would post pictures of them to share with you all! I really enjoyed working on these, and as much as I love having my little boy Ahmad, girls are so fun to prepare for! Alhamdulilah, Allah is blessing me with the best of both!
So I will start off with my most favourite project. It has been 5 years since I sewed up a quilt, and yes, there are mistakes in this one I made for Hamida. Mostly in the binding as I wasn't about to go tacking it down by hand! A mother of a toddler has no time for that. No, no, no.
Basically what I did, I pieced together the center block, called the "exploding pineapple", appliqued it on a square piece of fabric, and covered the applique seams with lace.
I then went about crocheting a back part. I really wanted this quilt to be unique and different, so I combined lots of colors and patterns hoping it would turn out, and alhamdulilah, I *think* I pulled it off. LOL Did I manage it?
Considering how quickly babies grow, I honestly didn't want to invest a ton of time sewing particular fancy dresses. So I stuck with a really easy, throw it together, pattern. The peasant dress pattern.
This maroony/burgandy dress with black and white sleeves were all re-purposed from old clothes of mine. :) The maroon part is this really slinky slippery jersey material that I felt would be so cool during the summer, so I didn't put elastic in the sleeves, just for the purpose of keeping it breathable for our hot Florida summer days. I think this dress will last for quite a while as it can be easily used as a shirt once Hamida is older.
Last but not least, here is a little vest I knitted. I didn't make it long sleeved as it doesn't get too cold here in Florida, so if it happens to get a little chilly in Hamida's first months of life, I will just put a long sleeved shirt underneath.
So these are the projects I have finished, and in all honesty I can't say I have anymore sewing that needs to be done. Well, I take that back, I do have a few burps clothes which need to be serged and such but nothing too exciting.
Inshallah all of you are well!