Saturday, April 28, 2012

Now and Then

Old fashioned goodness with a modern twist!

Hopefully you can tell now that the new item is a baby bib!  I finally took the time to work out the details of the vision in my head, and I sure hope others find them as cute as I do.

First, I found and modified an antique bib pattern.  Then, I dug through my collection of vintage buttons to find just the right ones to complement each color.

It took me several tries to get the "finishing touch" just right.  What I attempted initially was just way too busy.  The bow is simple and sweet, which is exactly the look I was hoping to achieve. 
The details: Each bib body is made from silky soft 100% mercerized cotton. These can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, but handwashing is best. Lay flat to dry. Price: $20
I value your opinions, and would really appreciate hearing your thoughts, questions, and/or suggestions about the design, price, photos, etc. Thanks in advance!


moabrocks said...

Your bibs are wonderful! They look, not only beautiful, but functional, design friendly, and comfortable! Machine washable is another terrific feature as are the color choices...endless!! You have hit upon another "sosorosey design sensation"! Good Luck with your newest "baby"!!!

gillyflower said...

Jennie these are so lovely!

As they are special occasion bibs made with care and attention to vintage detail I think you expect to pay for that.

Have mentioned you in a post today re: vintage sheets, hope thats ok Jennie, but I am on laptop and can't do links! Will sort that out soon and will share with you what I make with your lovely fabrics!

Gill xx

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Jennie, these are just awesome!
I wouldn't have guessed what they were ..EVER! :o)

I think they are fabulous special bibs -and they will be cool especially for presents and for christenings, new borns, birthdays and the like :o)

I truly do like them alot, and agree wholeheartedly with moabrocks...'another sosorosey design sensation!!' :D

Looking forward toseeing Gills makes with your fabrics too :o)

Happy weekend my dear,
Take care,
Love n hugs,
Donna xxOOxx

CelticKnot said...

Ahhh! So cute! They are simple without being too busy, yet still remain elegant and classic. Well done! <3

Ribbons Undone said...

OMG--these are so deliciously cute, Jennie!!! I love them! They look like little shirts--shirt protectors.

I bet crocheters out there would love to buy the pattern--you may want to consider a PDF for this too. I've sold my PDF of a doll blanket many times. As you know, there is a great DIY market.