Today I’m wrapping up the Sidewalk Showcase, an online showcase featuring my Sidewalk knits collection for Cloud9 Fabrics, with a few more fantastic makes from some of my favorite makers online!
Vanessa of LBG Studio made a Waterfall Raglan for her daughter. She looks so cute in her new top, doesn’t she?
Meredith over at Olivia Jane Handcrafted made such sweet coordinating Bus Stop outfits for her two older kids. This is just one of the three adorable garments she made — check out her blog for the others. This guy is slaying me with his cheeks. Adorbs.
And finally, Sara of Made By Sara self-drafted this gorgeous dress for her daughter out of the Prize Garden print. Check out her post with even more photos on Instagram.
And just in case you missed my recent Sidewalk posts, I made undies for Hugo...
and posted my Prize Garden Isla Dress:
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I went on an undie-sewing binge for Hugo a couple weeks ago and whipped these babies out assembly-line style. It was so very satisfying. Plus omg the cuteness. I used three prints from my Sidewalk knit line for Cloud9, some black and lime baby rib knit obtained some time in the past from who knows where, and a yellow interlock knit (on the bug ones) from Cloud9’s debut knit collection, which is quite possibly the best yellow hue I’ve ever found in a knit fabric. It’s just a really lovely shade of yellow with a hint of green and a slightly unsaturated quality that makes it look great with nearly every other shade of yellow even if it’s not a perfect match. Plus their solid interlocks are super duper soft.
If sewing your kids’ underwear falls solidly into the “Why would I ever sew that?” category for you, let me give you a few reasons why it’s worth trying:
- They take very little fabric. Like next to none.
- They come together remarkably fast, especially if you use a serger and sew more than one pair at the same time
- So much cute for for such a tiny little sewing project
- These make potty-training more fun!
Speaking of potty training, Hugo is now done with diapers, woooohoooo hallelujah for that. I decided to bite the bullet after Christmas, and as should be expected it hasn’t been all clear sailing (we still have accidents, pullups at night which I swore I would never do), but overall he’s on board with the concept and has been excited about both his new green potty chair and his new underwear. His parents are thrilled to be done with diapers forever. Yeehaw.
Just a few notes about the pattern: I used the Little Fishies Undies pattern, which I bought a print copy of years ago from Bonnie of Fishstick Designs. She’s since discontinued direct sales, but it is available as a PDF from Girl Charlee. I like the gender-neutral, simple design and I’ve made a handful of these for all three kids over the years and they fit well. Probably one of the best features is the waistband has elastic encased inside it so they stay up really well. Plus the way that they are cleverly constructed hides the waistband seam between the lining and outer layer so it’s smooth on the inside of the waist and comfortable for the wearer.
I clearly took way too many photos of these undies. I’m gonna just decide to be OK with that.