This pattern uses a mere fat quarter of fabric for the outer + a little less of another fabric for lining. If you’re using quilting cotton for the outer fabric, I recommend using a fusible interfacing to strengthen it. You’ll also need a magnetic snap and (optionally) a couple of buttons, although it looks pretty cute without the buttons too. I think this would also look great with some piping or ric-rac over the pleats…I can’t wait to see what y’all do with this one!
While I appreciate links to this post (but not directly to the pattern), please don’t “borrow” my pictures without permission. Thanks and enjoy!
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I made these. I’ve always been the sort of person who is thrown into silent hysterics when confronted with people in matching outfits in public. But I’ve noticed something since we’ve had our little guy — whenever Nate has to pick out clothes for Elliot, he always picks stuff that looks exactly like the clothes he wears. No big surprise there I guess (a friend explained this phenomenon by saying that dads like having a “Mini-Me”), I just never thought it would happen to us. I have to admit though, when it’s your own husband and son, it’s actually pretty cute.
I made these for a…
I don’t think I’ve ever done a random compilation here but I’ve been seeing the ZigZag all over the place lately and love it. I thought if I put up these pictures it would guilt me into actually doing the project that’s been in my head for the last week.
I’d also like to mention that the bottom left photo, while linked to some random person’s Flickr (where I found it), actually originated at the Purl Bee.
Lately I’ve been spending a good amount of my free (i.e. nap) time making fabric designs to print out on Spoonflower. It’s so much fun! Since the colors don’t always come out exactly the way I want them to, I’ve been ordering 8×8″ swatches before I commit to a whole yard, resulting in a ton of leftover swatches that I don’t know what to do with.
So the other day I put one to use as part of a toy bag for E’s train set (the fabric in the center is the swatch I designed):
Note: I used a 1/4″ seam allowance and serged all of the seams, but this would work fine with a normal sewing machine, just…
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