Then, along came Harris.
His father does not want him wearing any "lace, frilly, or prissy stuff." So...
I had to adapt a bit and and create a new pattern and make something that was almost like the classic sweet baby boy clothes. You can see how I did that HERE.
Now, along comes Levi.
I've got something similar to the one-piece outfit for Harris in the works for Levi. Yet, he is one lucky little fellow and already has loads of clothing. However, his mother did say that they probably could use another gown. So...
I decided to personalize one just for him.
I did some thinking to figure out just what connection I wanted to use in the personalization. Levi's dad, Stephen, enjoys relaxing with a fishing pole pointed at the water. That is one thing he and his father, Mike, share. After a day spent beside a fishing hole, both of those guys seem to have a fresh approach to life.
So, I decided to use that as a way to personalize a sweet little gown for Levi.
The pattern is a simple one with sweet little tucks at the front shoulders. Just below the tucks on the left shoulder, I used the squares of the baby-check and cross-stitched a fishing pole with a bobber on it.
Sweet Little Levi's Gown
Knowing that tiny babies generally spend a lot of time propped up on somebody's shoulder or chest, I decided to add a little something to the back as well.
I know it will be quite a long time before Levi will be wetting a line at the fishing hole as a way of sharing time with his dad and grandfather. Till then, he can do a little dreaming about the catch of the day...