I made another sunsuit. These are becoming my go-to summer outfit the more hot and sticky it gets here in Michigan and they’re easy and fast. I am also pretty excited about this reversible baby bonnet. It’s been in pattern purgatory for weeks, a little too baggy in back, a little too short at the ears. But finally I cracked it. And two bonnets for the time invested in one? Excellent.
If you missed the tutorial for this sunsuit the first time around, you can find it here. Although be warned, I’ve already figured out a better…
Some of you remember the Easiest Heart Garland. Evar. and this isn’t going to turn into a series or anything, but garlands are easy to make and fun so I had to share my very very easy peasy paper party garland. It isn’t made of felt like the heart one (but wouldn’t THAT be cute??) and therefore is less durable, but I find with birthday garlands that in fact each year you want to do something new, making the time invested in a felt birthday garland slightly less rewarding. But don’t let me stop you.
Here’s how to make:
1. Gather supplies: colored printer paper (mine came from IKEA if you’re looking for these colors), stapler,…
It’s too hard to focus on serious sewing when there’s summer outfits to be made for Clementine.
Patterns: Seaside Sundress (upsized for 12-18 mo/shortened to make a swingy top) + Big Butt Baby Pants (shortened again to make capris…bloomers would have been cuter but I have to protect those pudgy little knees)
The only question now is: would this be cuter with pockets?
I know many of you couldn’t help but notice the amazing maternity tops made by Kelly in this years’s Spring Top Week competition. Her green maternity top was one of the Top 60 finalists and earned a ton of votes! Since I’ve been doing alot of baby posts around here lately I decided to invite her over to show us how she modified the Spring Ruffle Top (and the Mendocino Sundress) for maternity wear. Welcome Kelly!
I made these first two tops using Rae’s awesome Spring Ruffle Top tutorial. I didn’t modify the width at all, I think you will find that there is plenty of room without…
My kids are both in love with Kermit. Baby C has make-out sessions where she smothers him with hugs and kisses. E talks to him like he’s a member of our family. The other day he demanded that I make Kermit a Dry Pants Chart too.
So sometimes I let him have a snack.
Have a great weekend!
|C hates grass, not her sunsuit|
It finally cooled off here in Michigan. Last week it was so hot and humid I thought it was mid-August. I got the impression C would rather go naked than wear anything, so I made this little sunsuit…
So I was working on a tutorial for luvinthemommyhood’s Baby Bonanza this weekend (it’ll be up on Wednesday, sorry to tease), and I needed to make straps. I hate making straps (as in ties on a hat or drawstrings or purse handles, etc). It’s always something like “fold the fabric in half and then tuck the ends under and sew it shut” in which case you see the stitching, or “sew it inside out and then try and figure a way to turn it right-side out”, something that always leaves me sticking pencils and other sharp objects through my fabric and screaming. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve sewn a ribbon inside the strap and then had it…
I’m still working to fulfill my goal of making more outfits than Baby C will be able to wear this summer, haha. My latest effort from the baby-sewing dept, Bunny Capris:
I know they practically look like shorts here but try and remember that C is a cloth diaper baby. The fabric is Riley Bunnies by Anna Griffin (and hey look it’s ON SALE at Fabricworm right now…full disclosure: FW was one of my STW sponsors but I do not receive any sort of compensation for mentioning the shop, just trying to provide you with a place to get it).
The pattern is my…
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