This diaper shirt was returned to me in a bundle of infant clothing I had loaned a friend for the use of her first grandchild. It is another treasure I brought back from one of my teaching trips to San Juan. As I looked over this sweet garment and tripped through the memories of those special sewing schools, I was reminded of the beautiful baby clothes those Puerto Rican ladies make.
With the sweltering tropical climate, island babies need simple garments to keep comfortable. The shops in San Juan are well stocked with exquisitely made garments embellished with delicate handwork. Continue reading