Monday, May 14, 2012

Little Sewing

 I love to sew little things, and little baby things are even better! I made this vintage bonnet for our soon-to-be baby boy from an almost pattern that I have here. (Sweet pea's baby was happy to model this for you but it's a good thing she didn't see it or it would have been hers.)
 I had the main two pattern pieces but had to make the ties so I used 1/4" double bias tape and I also added a brim to it to keep the hot summer sun off his little face. The brim was so easy to add too. I fully lined the bonnet as well.
 Even though I didn't have any instructions at all it still sewn up in less than 30 minutes. Not bad if I say so.
 I used just some left over fabric to make this tiny thing too. I used the same fabric as his whale sun suit. I can't wait to him in it! {although I can totally wait until the labor part! ;) }
 Of course I couldn't forget my Sweet pea! I made her a reversible skirt from the Swing set pattern from O+S. The pattern is lined so I took the top skirt pattern and cut out the lining fabric from teh same pattern piece insted of the lining pattern piece. I left the button holes off the side and left the seam unfinshed in an inch space for feeding the elastic though. I then finished it off with pressing both top and under skirt up an 1/2" then sewing both together.  
I think she will like it. :)

digital sailboat top, skirt + pants sewing pattern
Now onto baby boy's sailboat pants! I was lucky enough to find the paper pattern (it's another out of print) and hubby bought it for me for Mother's Day. Until then,

Happy Sewing!!



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