More clothes for Elliot

I’m afraid we got the ick over here. AGAIN. This time it seems to be really hanging on, so not alot of sewing to report I’m afraid. Most of the projects lately have been of the “oh the baby needs clothes!?” variety.

Above are a couple of onesies I stenciled so he’d have something to wear with the pants I made (here and here). I love designing stencils for onesies. It’s a good family activity with the holidays coming up and all, although it helps if your family has some rudimentary artistic ability. I’ve also heard of people doing these as a baby shower game alternative, which I bet would be great fun.

Another necessary project as the weather got colder was making a hat and mitten set for Elliot. He calls the mittens “mitts.” As you can see I may have slightly mis-positioned the neck strap — it tends to slide up over his mouth. Oops.

The hat is lined with the same off-white knit I put inside the green hoody, which adds some nice poofiness to the pompom. No pattern for this hat, although if you want to make something similar I would refer you to the Voor Nop patterns on the left sidebar — she’s got a nice hat pattern in there somewhere that’s super easy. For the mittens, I traced E’s hand and made a mitten shape slightly larger (make sure to make the thumb nice and fat if you try this) and then added an inch to the bottom for elastic casing. Not the best mittens out there, but they work.

Other random stuff:

– Thanks so much to all of you who volunteered serger info on the last (real) post!!! I think I have one picked out.
-The Itty Bitty Baby Dress Pattern is not up yet. Stay tuned.

8 thoughts on “More clothes for Elliot

  1. Adorable as always, Rae 🙂 You know, having the strap slide over his mouth could be a GOOD thing…keeps his little lips warm… 🙂

  2. I always fall into that trap: on the rare occasions when I have time to sew something other than for my business, it’s always a crisis project and not the things I dream about on long car rides… I thought I’d be using my maternity leave to catch up, but somehow that got truncated, and here we are! Holiday crisis sewing!

    Cute stencil designs–not sure why it never occurred to me to do more than one color!

  3. just came over here from the seams to me flickr group. i’m trying, really I am, to read FEWER crafty blogs but I was drawn over here — maybe it was the similarity to my blog’s name (madebyk). Now I’ve read through all the posts currently showing on your home page PLUS the post about crocheted pants (i haven’t crocheted in a while but I do love to). Which is funny since, in that one, you mention you wouldn’t want to cause someone to “stumble” (i.e. lose track of time looking at stuff on the internet) — which is exactly what I’m doing. But I love all your projects I’ve read about so far and especially love all the stenciling you’ve done — been meaning to try that myself — so will make an exception to my “simplify in 2009” rule and add you to my reader so I can “stumble” here again. Thanks for these inspiring posts!!

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