Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sewing for Baby - KCW Days 2 and 3

It's kind of sad how long it's been since I did a Kid's Clothes Week or even blogged for that matter. When I saw the KCW posts popping up on Monday I jumped at the chance to get some baby sewing done. I'm on reduced hours at work right now so finding the time has been a lot easier and it's honesty been nice even though the reduce pay is hard. We're expecting surprise baby number 3 in October and since I had absolutely no baby stuff left I've been sewing a ton. It's been fun and a great way to use up all the fabric I've stashed over the years. Here's the details on what I made for Days 2 and 3:

Pattern: Baby Sleep Sack from "Growing Up Sew Liberated"
Fabric: Knits from my stash
Cut out and sewed up within an hour, I adore this pattern and will be making more! It's super easy and a great canvas for customizing. I'm thinking some freezer paper stenciled ones would be really fun. I remember loving these sleep sacks when the girls were tiny babies, they're perfect for middle of the night diaper changes. I made the 0-6 months size so we should be able to get a lot of wear out of it.

Pattern: Envelope Tee from "Growing Up Sew Liberated"
Just Hatched Leggings from MadebyRae
Fabric: Knits from stash and Monaluna Woodland Knits Collection
These outfits I've had cut out and half done for a month or so, so it was pretty quick to finish them up this morning. The envelope tee is just like the Baby Sleep Sack in construction, again really easy and fun to customize. I've made probably six of these total so far. I'll share the rest I've made soon. The tees I made the 0-6 month size so they'll probably get worn a little longer than the leggings but I think both will last awhile. I love that the leggings have a little extra room for big cloth diapered butts. Most commercially made stuff is just too slim.

I'm also working on a dress for one of my big girls today that I'll hopefully be able to finish tomorrow. I forget how long it takes to sew bigger things, I've been flying through the baby stuff so fast!

1 comment:

  1. the mushroom one with the green trim! Are you kidding me?! So stinkin cute. I can't wait to see a little baby in all these handmades. Our third was a bit of a surprise too, but I can't imagine life without him now.


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