Aside from one small detail, I have Miles' blessing outfit finished. For the most part it is a refashioned outfit. I went to my local thrift store and picked up two white sweaters. The cable knit sweater I picked up for one dollar, and the ribbed knit I had to pay three dollars for. So four dollars of material for the sweater, cap, pants, and booties-Not too bad.
I used an existing outfit that we have to create a pattern for the little cardigan and the knit pants. The booties are Sweet Pea Patterns Little London Bootie. The cap was my own design...I almost added a little brim to it, and I'm kind of regretting that I didn't, but he'll look cute in it just the same.
I mentioned in a previous post that Miles was going to have a bow tie of his own. He's going to be matchy matchy with his dad and brother on his blessing day. I know that traditionally blessing outfits are solid white, but I really like the silver, and do you have any idea how difficult it is to find matching shades of white? So call me a rebel, but he's going to sport a silver bow tie.
I'm kind of in love with the little onesie. I picked up a plain long sleeve onesie at Wal-mart, and added a faux placket. I simply cut a piece of white knit material that was the length of the onesie and three inches wide. I made 1/16" pintucks in half inch increments from the center of the placket. I then applied some fusible adhesive, adhered it to the shirt, and stitched along the edges. I also added four buttons down the front.
I still plan on embroidering his blessing date on the onesie....any suggestions on the placement? I've been thinking on the hip, but I suppose the back of the neck, or the hem of the sleeve could work as well. What are your thoughts?
I know that the outfit isn't as formal as some blessing outfits, but I like that I'm dressing him as a baby boy, and not a full grown man. Here's a picture of Clark's blessing outfit.
I'll be sure to post some pictures of Miles in his blessing outfit.