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It’s a Girl! // Resewlution: Keep Sewing with a Little One

January 27, 2014


Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce that my husband and I welcomed a darling daughter into the world last week.  Yes, despite the fact that the vote was for a boy by a small majority, 14 to 11, she turned out to be a little girl!  I guess I’ll be needing to finish that quilt sooner rather than later after all!

Our little family is doing well. Our daughter is super healthy, and labor and delivery went pretty much as well as I could have hoped.  That’s not to say labor wasn’t hard, but I felt well prepared and well cared for thanks to a fabulous set of midwives and nurses and a wonderful eight-week baby class that my husband and I took leading up to the birth.  And, likely thanks to the power of hormones, by the end of the day she was born, I’d pretty much already forgotten how hard labor truly was.

Now that she’s here, I get to start testing the waters around my first resewlution:  keep sewing once the little one arrives.


  1. Keep sewing once the little one arrives.
  2. Be more conscious of sewing with fabrics and patterns that flatter and fit my lifestyle.
  3. Move to my own dot com.
  4. Get better connected with the Seattle sewing community.

I can’t imagine any sewing will be going on for the next little bit, but I am hoping I might be able to follow Nicole of Nicole at Home‘s advice about getting the little one used to the whirr of the sewing machine sooner rather than later.  I think the Ziggi Sew-Along being co-hosted Sew Maris and Stacy Sews might be the perfect make-sure-I’m-back-to-sewing-by-then goal.  The end of February sounds attainable, and I already have the pattern and fabric ready to go since the StyleARC Ziggi jacket was on my Spring to-sew list thanks to Shams of Communing with Fabric (see her version here).  We’ll see how things go, but it’s nice to at least have a goal.

Okay, well, back to doting on my newborn!  Happy sewing to the rest of you!

99 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2014 6:04 am

    Congratulations! I definitely got my kids used to the sound of the sewing machine and now they even know that my fabric shears are only for fabric and have never used them on anything but. Enjoy your babymoon!

  2. January 27, 2014 6:07 am

    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations :)

  3. January 27, 2014 6:10 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome Little Princess!

  4. January 27, 2014 6:11 am

    Congrats! She is gorgeous.
    I’m sure you’ll continue sewing. You will appreciate your sewing time.
    Enjoy your new little one!

  5. Barbara J permalink
    January 27, 2014 6:19 am

    Congratulations! My new granddaughter was also born this week so I join you in spending a huge amount of time gazing at tiny, amazing faces :)

  6. January 27, 2014 6:24 am

    Congratulations on your little bundle! It’s time to start collecting little girl clothes sewing patterns!

  7. January 27, 2014 6:25 am

    I can’t believe you have the wherewithal to write a post of this complexity at this point after just having had a baby! You’re on the right track :-) And what a gorgeous girl!

  8. January 27, 2014 6:26 am

    Aw, she’s just perfect :) Congratulations!!

  9. January 27, 2014 6:26 am

    Congratulations Amy!!! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. All the best wishes to you and your family. :)

  10. January 27, 2014 6:27 am

    Congratulations to you both! She is darling! Naptimes are great times to snatch sewing time! x

  11. My Sewing Suite permalink
    January 27, 2014 6:32 am

    Congratulations! I am glad all went well. You will figure it out, I am tempted about that jacket too but, already have so many things on my to do list..Enjoy the baby.

  12. January 27, 2014 6:32 am

    that whirring advice sounds like a plan, man. maybe it’s even already in her dna :)


  13. Judi permalink
    January 27, 2014 6:35 am

    She is a beautiful baby! Congratulations!!!

  14. Nothy Lane permalink
    January 27, 2014 6:41 am

    Congratulations! SHe is beuatiful. Think about all the clothes you will sew for her in the next five years! Rest, be happy and enjoy this time, you won’t believe how quickly it flies.

  15. January 27, 2014 6:43 am

    I am so happy for you and your husband! She is adorable! I know that you will enjoy sewing for her. Congratulations!

  16. January 27, 2014 6:53 am

    Congratulations on your little one! She is adorable!

  17. Hayley permalink
    January 27, 2014 6:55 am

    Congratulations on the birth of your sweet and beautiful little blessing!

  18. January 27, 2014 6:58 am

    Yay! Congratulations! She’s gorgeous

  19. January 27, 2014 7:39 am

    Little girls are so much fun to sew for! Lucky baby and lucky you! Congratulations!

  20. January 27, 2014 7:40 am

    Congratulations to you and your husband!! She’s absolutely gorgeous!! By far my favorite thing you’ve ever made ;)

  21. darlene macdonald permalink
    January 27, 2014 7:47 am

    She’s so scrumptious! Love her up and enjoy…. they grow so fast! congrats to you and your family!!

  22. January 27, 2014 7:49 am

    Such exciting news! Give yourself 6 weeks and then sew something in your favorite color!

  23. Kristin permalink
    January 27, 2014 8:02 am

    awwww! How cute! and all that lovely hair!!! Enjoy her :) and congrats

  24. seattlerain permalink
    January 27, 2014 8:24 am

    Congrats! I second giving yourself 6 weeks to settle in to her rythmns. Sleep when she does! You’ll find plenty of time to sew when she naps later so for now, rest up! I’ll join you in sewing the Ziggi when you get to it!

  25. January 27, 2014 8:27 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  26. January 27, 2014 8:28 am

    Congratulations to you and your husband! :)

  27. January 27, 2014 8:31 am

    congratulations, a girl, I think you will get back to sewing soon enough, I see little dresses in your future.

  28. January 27, 2014 8:43 am

    YAY! She’s lovely!

  29. January 27, 2014 9:21 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! One tip that I have for keeping sewing with a newborn is to A) Wait until you get past the initial severe sleep deprivation phase (~2 weeks), and stick with easy projects for your first couple of projects back (e.g. t-shirts, etc). Jalie makes a great onesie pattern that has some fun options and is pretty easy, too. I think that might have been my first post-baby project, if I remember correctly.

  30. January 27, 2014 9:26 am

    I’m just so happy for you guys! And, let’s face it, I can’t wait to see what you sew for her!!!

  31. January 27, 2014 9:38 am

    Congratulations to you both!

  32. January 27, 2014 9:46 am

    Congratulations! Look at the massive head of hair – too cute! Enjoy your time with her and get back to sewing when you can :)

  33. January 27, 2014 9:47 am

    Congratulation on your beautiful daughter!!

  34. fabricfan permalink
    January 27, 2014 9:55 am

    Congratulations on her safe arrival. She is lovely.

  35. January 27, 2014 10:02 am

    Beautiful girl, congratulations!

  36. January 27, 2014 10:27 am

    congratulations – she is lovely! definately get her used to the sound of the sewing machine early – my girls hated that sound of the hoover for years (great excuse for getting out of some of the housework though!)

  37. BeckyMc permalink
    January 27, 2014 10:29 am

    What a pretty, pretty baby! Congratulations!

  38. January 27, 2014 10:35 am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful, and I love all of that hair!

  39. January 27, 2014 10:39 am

    Oh my word, she is so beautiful!!!!! Congratulations. Best of luck to you in this new and wonderful time

  40. Susan permalink
    January 27, 2014 10:43 am

    Congrats, she’s lovely! The sewing machine is great white noise for baby. Wrap her up in an Ergo or something similar and enjoy your sewing! Best of luck as you navigate this new life. :)

  41. January 27, 2014 10:55 am

    She is so precious, congrats!

  42. January 27, 2014 11:09 am

    Aw, she’s beautiful, congratulations :)

  43. January 27, 2014 11:16 am

    Congrats Amy!!

  44. January 27, 2014 11:22 am

    Congratulations! Can’t believe how much hair she already has! So cute. :-)

  45. January 27, 2014 11:25 am

    Many Congratulations!!!! She’s adorable! :)

  46. January 27, 2014 11:29 am

    Huge congratulations to you Amy what a beautiful little lady she is! And she will be beautifully dressed from the off no doubt! Xxx

  47. January 27, 2014 11:32 am

    Congrats to you guys! What a lovely little girl!

  48. January 27, 2014 11:48 am

    Congratulations! I’m confident you’ll find time for sewing a being a mother!

  49. January 27, 2014 11:57 am

    Congratulations, you is perfect

  50. January 27, 2014 1:27 pm

    Congrats Amy, you’ll will have a life of doting ahead – and plenty of inspiration for your sewing now :-)

  51. January 27, 2014 1:29 pm

    Congratulations! She is a cutie!

  52. January 27, 2014 1:38 pm

    Congratulations! She is perfect! Enjoy every moment!

  53. January 27, 2014 2:17 pm

    Congratulations! she is gorgeous:) so teeny

  54. January 27, 2014 2:19 pm

    She is pretty and I am sure you will keep sewing.

  55. Dodgy Zebra permalink
    January 27, 2014 2:23 pm


  56. Sally permalink
    January 27, 2014 2:49 pm

    What a beautiful little lady! She picked the right family to belong to!

  57. Elle permalink
    January 27, 2014 3:18 pm

    Congratulations! You finally get to meet her!

  58. January 27, 2014 3:21 pm

    I’m feeling all warm & fuzzy & smiley inside! I trust that’s picking up on a bit of what you’re feeling! :)

  59. January 27, 2014 3:29 pm

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of a healthy daughter!

  60. January 27, 2014 3:38 pm

    Congrats! We are so happy for ya’ll. She’s beautiful and at our house we can’t stop talking about all of that dark hair! =)

  61. January 27, 2014 3:42 pm

    Congrats On The Little One Amy & Family! How Precious She Is! Enjoy:)

  62. January 27, 2014 4:09 pm

    Congratulations!!! She’s absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad to hear that everything went well.

  63. January 27, 2014 4:23 pm

    Your daughter is beautiful. Congratulations!

  64. January 27, 2014 5:41 pm

    Congratulations!! She is so beautiful :-)

  65. January 27, 2014 5:47 pm


  66. January 27, 2014 5:48 pm

    Congratulations!! I think consistency is key with a new baby in the house. Even if it’s just 10-20 minutes at a time. It will add up!

  67. MDEmeraldcity permalink
    January 27, 2014 6:56 pm


  68. Rose in SV permalink
    January 27, 2014 8:14 pm

    What a cutie! Congratulations!

  69. January 27, 2014 8:52 pm

    Congrats Amy! She’s gorgeous. Enjoy all your baby cuddles. They are the best.

  70. January 27, 2014 9:27 pm

    Congratulations, Amy! What a gorgeous girl–she’s got some crazy cool hair!

  71. January 27, 2014 9:54 pm

    Oh Amy, hugs and smooches to all of you! Your daughter is adorable, and of course she is already the light of your life. Let me know when outside-family-members are welcome to come give cuddles!

  72. January 27, 2014 10:02 pm

    Welcome Little Girl! Congratulations Amy and family! Oh, my. You.Have.A.Baby.Girl. I can see you forgetting about your clothes, and will be sewing for her~! Take some time off from everything and enjoy your baby for as long as you feel right. (which will be forever~! but you know what I mean)

  73. Margaret Ridgway permalink
    January 27, 2014 11:08 pm


    I’ve been following your post for a few months now. This is the first time I’ve followed a sewing type blog and I feel it is so generous of you to take the time to share your thoughts and experiences,

    This is very exciting news and I want to wish you and your partner and little one well. You haven’t told us her name though!

    Take care and enjoy this little miracle that has come into your life

    Best wishes

    Margaret Ridgway

  74. January 28, 2014 12:13 am

    Congratulations and welcome to the little person!!! She’s so cute! Enjoy because they grow too fast!!!
    Bisous from Paris, France

  75. Jenny Crisp permalink
    January 28, 2014 3:51 am

    What a lovely little girl, congratulations! And her name is ???

    She will be a joy to sew for, lucky you and lucky baby.

  76. January 28, 2014 4:40 am

    Congrats!! She is beautiful. Enjoy every precious moment!

  77. January 28, 2014 5:01 am

    Congratulations, she is divine!

  78. January 28, 2014 5:02 am

    Welcome Girl! We know you will be well dressed by your super Mom! Congrats Amy and Dad!

  79. January 28, 2014 5:12 am

    Oh she is beautiful. Congratulations to you and Daddy. She will bring you much joy, I’m sure.

  80. January 28, 2014 6:43 am

    Congratulations to you both. Blessings to her and the entire family!

  81. VictoriaR permalink
    January 28, 2014 7:30 am

    I’m so glad you have welcomed a healthy little girl. She looks beautiful.

  82. January 28, 2014 7:48 am

    Congratulations, how wonderful!

  83. dietcouture permalink
    January 28, 2014 10:28 am

    Congratulations on your little girl!! She’s beautiful!! And how fun to be surprised. We were surprised with our little boy as well – it truly is the BEST surprise in life!

  84. Tiffany permalink
    January 28, 2014 10:41 am

    She is beautiful!! My daughters hair looked just like that when she was born. It all fell out and came back blonde. :)

  85. Jennifer permalink
    January 28, 2014 1:58 pm

    Congratulations!! She’s beautiful!

  86. January 28, 2014 2:12 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful, healthy baby girl. Enjoy your time with her and get her used to the sounds of sewing. My 18mo. old loves the sounds of my machine almost as much as he loves messing with the tension knobs! Btw, I am in Bremerton, just across the Sound from you!

  87. January 28, 2014 9:57 pm

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful.

  88. January 29, 2014 9:50 am

    Congratulations! Great news :) x

  89. January 29, 2014 2:54 pm

    Congratulations!! She is so beautiful!

  90. Barefoot permalink
    January 29, 2014 7:13 pm

    Look at her already flexing her little sewing arm!

  91. January 30, 2014 12:34 am

    Congrats, she is super cute! All my babies had hair…I think it is extra cute :)

  92. January 31, 2014 9:52 pm

    Gorgeousness! Big congratulations to you all

  93. Alisa permalink
    February 1, 2014 3:27 am

    She is beautiful .

  94. February 1, 2014 7:49 am

    Congratulations, Amy! That baby girl will be sewing in no time :)

  95. February 10, 2014 1:21 pm

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world, little one!

  96. February 11, 2014 3:21 am

    Oh wow Amy! I’m so very, very happy for you both. She looks like the sweetest little thing. I hope you both enjoy every moment with your new little family. Much love being sent your way from me! xx

  97. February 17, 2014 7:12 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl! Hope you are all doing well. :)


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