Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Baby Stuff!

Last Spring, right around the time I found out I was pregnant, I ordered a serger, so I could sew with knits and finish off my handwovens better. It has sat in the box, under my loom (which also hasn't been touched) for the whole summer! The other day I decided I needed to be creative, so I took a women's t-shirt and made these for the little one. I am hoping they are neutral enough that I could use them for a boy or girl, but looking at them in the pics, they are pretty girly. I do love how they turned out though! For the pants, I took a pair of 0-3 mo. pants and made a pattern out of them. The hat pattern I found here. The shoe pattern I found here and then downsized it 80% to fit a smaller foot. We'll see how long they fit. Normally they are made with quilting cotton, so it was interesting sewing so many layers together in such a small space, but I really love how they turned out!

Lots more projects coming soon! I have a messload of fabrics and patterns to make stuff with. It really was a blessing in disguise for the Salvation Army to leave town - now instead of seeing all these clothes and coming up with stuff I could make from them and bringing them home, I actually have to start making them and using up my stash!