Sew…we have a new Prince

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My cousin, Christopher, and his beautiful wife, Kathleen, welcomed their first child, Brody Quinn O’Connell, last week.

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And you know what that meant, right?  Yep.  It’s was time to make another baby bassinet!  I dusted off my sewing machine and serger, gathered yards and yards of tulle and played with the most scrumptious Silk Shantung.

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After I finished the tulle pettiskirt, I made a silk lining for the inside of the bassinet using the mattress as my template.

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Next was the fun part—ironing 14 yards of silk.  Yes, I kept it all in one piece…LOL!

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For the skirt, I added a casing at the top for the elastic, a hem on the bottom and then gathered the 28 foot piece of silk around the outer part of the bassinet.  I know I went a little overboard—but I like skirts full.  Ridiculously full.

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I made a sage green silk swag around the skirt to cover the casing and then tied it in a big arse bow in the front of the bassinet.

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My biggest dilemma was the bassinet hood.  Unlike other ones I’ve done (which were wicker), this one was a folding hood.  It made it difficult to cover—so I had to take out the good old glue gun for my sanity.

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The silk was off-white, more like the picture above.  It was really hard to make a bassinet without all the girly frills, but I held back—I didn’t want anyone to mistake Brody for a baby girl.

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Congratulations Kathleen and Chris!  And just so you know, as an embroiderer, I warned them about the baby’s initials—B.O. as in Body Odor.  Yes, I will tease him relentlessly.

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Comments

  1. Congrats on the new addition to the family! He is adorable. THAT bassinet is just TDF! Excellent job Diva!

  2. What a great job! Nice pictures

  3. it’s just beautiful, lavish and plush, just right for a prince.

  4. Lisa, they are just beautiful, both the baby and the bassinet! What a lucky baby boy! Congratulations!!

  5. Congratulations on the new prince in your family!! What a beautiful bassinet, just gorgeous!

  6. Lisa, what a beautiful and magnificent job you did on that basinette for a gorgeous little baby. You can tell that it was made with great love. How long did it take you to do it?

  7. What a beautiful bassinet!!! Love it!

  8. thanks!

  9. thanks Debra! It took longer to iron the silk than it did to actually make it…LOL! I broke the project up into smaller ones so it wasn’t too overwhelming. So I’m guessing it took me 3 afternoons.
    With friendship,
    Lisa

  10. thanks Alethia!

  11. thanks everyone!

  12. Hi Lisa. Only 3 afternoons to make and iron that gorgeous bassinett cover? You are truly amazing. Wondering then if you have made any bridal gowns? I can just imagine how magnificent that would be for the very lucky bride!!! You are so talented…

  13. thanks Debra!

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