NOTE: I apologize for all the wrinkles. It was one of those aftenoons with on and off showers. As I began walked the yard for a site to take photos, the rain came up suddenly. I clutched the outfit and ran inside. Momentarily, it cleared and I did not have time to press it again. I was in and out of the rain multiple times.
Baby Beatrice, my youngest delight, is most often called “Bea.” Of course, all things “bee” are suitable for her. Her adoption story is long and complicated with many twists and turns. It is clear that the hand of God has chosen her to be Kyle and Joanne’s baby girl.
Like so many adoptions, the first 9 months of her life were very stressful for her parents as they awaited the finalization of her adoption. But now with the joy of new parents, they are about to celebrate her first birthday. Of course, as her officially appointed Nana, I was eager to make a new outfit to mark this important milestone in her life.
The bumblebee pique and the yellow polka dot fabric were purchased shortly after her birth, along with several other “bee” prints especially for her. One of those fabrics was sewn into a little sundress when she was 4 weeks old, for a party following her arrival home.
For this bumblebee garment, the pattern used won my heart the first time I saw it.
I love the curved lines of the back.
A special button treatment was used, with a tiny yellow button stacked on a larger black one, echoing the bee color. I enjoy adding little touches like that.