Fanfare for Baby!

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Fanfare for Baby Hugo!

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Pants: Big Butt Baby Pants in Fanfare flannel + yellow Shot Cotton. Perfect for his cute little cloth diaper bum.

Crib Sheet: made using Dana’s Crib Sheet Tutorial (I had to modify the dimensions a bit because the flannel shrinks down to about 41″ wide)

Changing Pad Cover: this is a FREE printable tutorial that I put together last summer, available from the Cloud9 website!

Nursery Prints: by Ingela Arrhenius; I found them here. Wall color is Sherwin Williams Waterfall.

Fun news: Fanfare is being REPRINTED in MORE COLORS and will be available later this summer! You can sneak a peek here, and I’ll post pics of my new samples soon!!!

More pics of the baby. I can’t resist.

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Fanfare for Baby Hugo!

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My two cuties in Fanfare from head to toe

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By request: blue foxes for E and pink foxes for C.

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Fabric: Fanfare, organic flannels designed by me for Cloud9 collective

Patterns:
Charlie Tunic (with curved bottom hem and 3/4 sleeve for Clementine), and basic Parsley Pants (in size 4 and 6 with a cuff added)

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You didn’t think they always got along, did you? They do pretty well though.

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Fanfare Fan Flair

Now that we’ve had a couple of weeks to rest since the Fanfare Blog Tour, I’d love to see what the rest of you out there are sewing with my first fabric line, Fanfare Flannels for Cloud9 Fabrics. So, we’ve started up a Fanfare Fan Flair Flickr Group!

A bunch of our tour bloggers have put their photos in there already, and it’s time for everyone to join the fun!  It really is getting chilly (at least up here in Michigan!), and I’m excited to cozy up in some flannels! So go ahead and add your photos, I’d love to see what you’ve been sewing up for fall and winter!

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Fanfare baby blanket at You & Mie

We have reached the end of the Fanfare Flannels blog tour. Cherie at You & Mie is wrapping things up for us today with this adorable little blanket for her brand-new baby! I am super impressed by the fact that Cherie found time to not only make a quilt, but photograph and blog about it within weeks of having her baby!

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To see more of this adorable blanket and baby (GAH!!! Kaya is SO CUTE!), head on over to You & Mie. I promise there are more pictures of cute little toes.

CLICK HERE FOR CHERIE’S FANFARE POST

Thanks to all the great bloggers who shared their Fanfare projects with us on this tour!! I know it’s been inspirational for everyone! Here’s a recap of all their posts:

  • Fanfare flannel robes at Luvinthemommyhood
  • A Fanfare of foxes and baby baskets at MADE
  • Fanfare for the little ones at Skirt as Top
  • Lounge Pants at Noodlehead
  • Comfy, cozy nightgowns at Craftiness is not Optional
  • Lounge Pants in Fanfare Flannel at Whipstitch
  • Quick Release Scarf at Whipstitch
  • Lounging in Fanfare at Probably Actually
  • Fanfare is printed on 100% organic flannels from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. For a list of shops that have stocked the line, see this post.

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    Pennant Pants with Sherpa Pockets

    Today’s Fanfare project is a pair of flannel pants that I made for Elliot. You didn’t think I would just sew clothes for the girl, did you?

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    One of the reasons I love Pinterest is that it gives me so many ideas for sewing for Elliot (you can see my “Elliot” board here). And I love seeing when someone else uses a pin for inspiration on a sewing project, so I’m going to show you the pin that inspired these pants, even though I’m a little embarrassed that these pants really didn’t quite hit the mark. If you look at that link, you can maybe see that what I was going for here was something like sweatpants, with a knit waistband and cuffs. But the truly awesome thing is the sherpa pockets, which Elliot loves because they are so warm and cosy.

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    Anyway, I keep studying these while he’s wearing them because I feel like they’re either a little too wide or a little too narrow (I used the Parsley Pants sewing pattern as a starting point, just cut off the waistband foldover at the top and tapered the legs). Or maybe a little too long, because when he wears them you can’t really see the cuffs very well? But he’s turning into a little stringbean, so I HAD to make them long because he’s starting to grow out of all of the size 6 Parsley Pants I made him last spring already. Stop growing, little dude!

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    So I’m not sure if I should keep tinkering with them or not, but at any rate E loves them and has already worn them three days in a row (including to school yesterday), so that’s a win, right? But don’t you think they would be even greater with a pair of SHERPA KNEEPADS??? Or is that completely insane to put white kneepads on a pair of boy’s pants. I think I am answering my own question.

    *JAZZ HANDS*

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    The fabric of course is Fanfare, my line of organic flannels for Cloud9 Fabrics, which is in fabric shops right now. I used the amazing Michael Miller Organic sherpa for the pockets (which is currently in stock over at Fabricworm) and a grey rib knit for the cuffs and waistband.

    I’ve been hosting a Fanfare blog tour for the past week, so if you’d like to see all of those posts, you can click here. We’ve got just one more stop on the tour tomorrow, and then it will be back to the usual randomness around here after that!

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    Flannel robes at Luvinthemommyhood

    Just a couple more stops on the Fanfare blog tour this week! Today, we’re visiting Shannon at Luvinthemommyhood. Check out the amazing robes she made for her girls! The timing couldn’t be better on this particular project; here in the Midwest we’re suddenly very much in need of cozy robes to snuggle in. Hello, October!!!

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    Head over to luvinthemommyhood now for a big dose of cute (and psst! she’s also having a Fanfare giveaway)!

    CLICK HERE FOR SHANNON’S FANFARE POST

    Here are the other posts from our Fanfare blog tour:

  • A Fanfare of foxes and baby baskets at MADE
  • Fanfare for the little ones at Skirt as Top
  • Lounge Pants at Noodlehead
  • Comfy, cozy nightgowns at Craftiness is not Optional
  • Lounge Pants in Fanfare Flannel at Whipstitch
  • Quick Release Scarf at Whipstitch
  • Lounging in Fanfare at Probably Actually
  • Fanfare is printed on 100% organic flannels from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. For a list of shops that have stocked the line, see this post.

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    A fanfare of foxes and baby baskets at MADE

    Our next stop on the Fanfare tour is a visit to Dana of MADE! Dana’s toddler Clara recently acquired a toy kitty that really needed a bed.  So she made a baby basket!

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    She also outfitted the basket with a “mattress,” pillow, and blanket to keep kitty cozy. SO. CUTE.

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    Clara is beyond adorable with her new kitty and baby basket. So go have a look at Dana’s post now!

    CLICK HERE FOR DANA’S FANFARE POST

    Here are the other posts from our Fanfare blog tour:

  • Fanfare for the little ones at Skirt as Top
  • Lounge Pants at Noodlehead
  • Comfy, cozy nightgowns at Craftiness is not Optional
  • Lounge Pants in Fanfare Flannel at Whipstitch
  • Quick Release Scarf at Whipstitch
  • Lounging in Fanfare at Probably Actually
  • Fanfare is printed on 100% organic flannels from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. For a list of shops that have stocked the line, see this post.

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    Flannel pants at Skirt as Top

    The Fanfare parade is in full swing over at Skirt as Top! Kristin made her kiddos each a pair of elephant pants with confetti cuffs.  Just look at those little toes.

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    It’s just perfect to snuggle up in some flannels with your favorite stuffed animal … or basketball!

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    Head over to Skirt as Top to see more photos of these cuties in action:

    CLICK HERE FOR KRISTIN’S FANFARE POST

    Here are the other posts from our Fanfare blog tour:

  • Lounge Pants at Noodlehead
  • Comfy, cozy nightgowns at Craftiness is not Optional
  • Lounge Pants in Fanfare Flannel at Whipstitch
  • Quick Release Scarf at Whipstitch
  • Lounging in Fanfare at Probably Actually
  • Fanfare is printed on 100% organic flannels from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. For a list of shops that have stocked the line, see this post.

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    Lounge pants at Noodlehead

    Now it’s time to take the Fanfare parade to visit Anna at Noodlehead!

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    Anna managed to pack three prints into one little pair of pants for her daughter here: confetti on the cuffs and bunting on the waistband are so cute!

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    Head over to Noodlehead to see more of these adorable pants in action!

    CLICK HERE FOR ANNA’S FANFARE POST

    You can see all of the posts in the Fanfare blog tour right here:

  • Cozy nightgowns at Craftiness is not Optional
  • Lounge Pants in Fanfare Flannel at Whipstitch
  • Quick Release Scarf at Whipstitch
  • Lounging in Fanfare at Probably Actually
  • And my posts on Fanfare are here:

  • Yellow Fox Charlie Dress for Clementine
  • Hello my pretties
  • Fanfare!
  • Fanfare is printed on 100% organic flannels from Cloud9 Fabrics and is being sold in shops now. For a list of shops that have stocked the line, see this post.

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