The other side to the story is that--it is really exhausting!!! Taking care of a child is really hard work, so I guess it's another good reason for not having babies when we're in our 50's. Besides the fact that we would put them down and forget where we put them...
DaughterStitches asked me if I would mind sewing a Halloween costume for BabyStitches while I am here, and of course I said I'd be glad to. The pattern we're using is Simplicity 0544, shown below. BabyStitches is going to be a fairy for Halloween! A pink fairy!
Sewing this costume is rather a departure for me. I used to sew clothing, and use all kinds of different fabrics, but now I do mainly quilting. With good, solid cotton fabric!
For this I'm using tulle, and sheer fabric, and satiny stuff--fairly messy fabrics.
They are flimsy,
they shift around,
and they melt even when the iron is set on the coolest setting!
For the bodice I had to re-sew it three times because I melted the first two attempts.