I never managed to sew for my kids when they’re babies – my first “official” sewing attempt was for Miss M when she was about 11 months.
Yet, now I have 2 gorgeous baby nephews (of course, I’m the proud aunt) and a bit more of sewing experience, so a bit of baby sewing was in order.
I had a couple of baby rompers planned for KCWC week back in April but never managed to complete them and have been postponing them ever since.
Recently, I decided to tackle a couple of unfinished projects and these were the first to go (specially because babies grow so very fast, right?)
I used a romper pattern from 3/2012 Ottobre issue with a couple of modifications (the front is fully lined, I’ve added rick-rack instead of piping and I’ve used french seams inside). I did read their instructions , but decided to put the rompers together on my own – It wasn’t that difficult and I managed to complete each romper in approx. 2 hours.
To be honest my main difficult was selecting boy’s fabrics from my stash – there wasn’t a lot available, but I’m pretty happy with my selection.
I did try a couple of different sizes, because despite been only 4 days apart, baby A and baby T (now 4 months) wear different sizes 🙂
1st attempt: baby romper, size 62 cm (3 -6 months) using a much-loved Hilde cotton (I used it before for making an O+S Hopscotch skirt for Miss M) and blue rick-rack:
2nd – Size 72 cm (6-9 months), using another favorite print from Children at Play collection from Sarah Jane and navy rick-rack:
3rd – size 62 cm (without adding seam allowances as I was advised that baby A is a bit smaller than the average 4 months baby – yet much more cute), using a baby blue dots pique (also a leftover from a Citronille jumper I sew for Miss M last year):
Aren’t these sweet?
Probably a bit “old-fashioned” baby clothes, but both mums loved the gifts (it was also my first time sewing clothes for anyone besides my kids, so I was a bit unsure about how these would be welcomed. Glad they love it!) and I was so glad to see them done (and worn).
Now, can’t wait to show you all the late night, just before the summer holiday, sewing I’ve been doing lately (busy, busy). Need to get some pictures 🙂
10 thoughts on “A bit of baby sewing …”
They are all darling!! Old fashioned clothes are the best… Usually classic, quality material, and made to last!!
Thank you, Gina!
I’m really happy to have a couple of baby boy’s to sew for. I didn’t have the chance to sew for my boys while they were babies and I really love “old fashioned” baby clothes 🙂
These are so cute! I am a big fan of old fashioned/classic baby clothes for both boys and girls. In fact, I made a similar sunsuit for my baby boy a couple weeks ago using “Melody’s Mermaid Sunsuit” by Kari Mecca (without the ruffles, of course).
Me too! I love when babies wearing “baby clothes” – time really flies so fast when they are little.
Não poderiam ter ficado mais giros e ideais para o Verão português! Adoro!!
Apesar de ser bem mais facil costurar para meninas (ou melhor, encontrar moldes para meninas), não resisto aos fofos para os meninos – este modelo básico é ótimo e super rápido. E claro, são perfeitos para o nosso Verão!
These are soooo sweet! I love the retro-touch. And finished in only 2 hours – that’s amazing! I’m gonna keep this pattern in mind 🙂
I’m a slow sewer. Yet, these were baby sizes and that made sewing a lot faster. I did all cutting in one sitting and the sewing went pretty fast, afterwards. Of course, these are a bit addicted (I run out of boys prints, otherwise, I would have done a few more …)
I am having a problem with this pattern but then again it is because I am a slow learner. I have the piping and lining sewed to the front side of the romper, but I just can not see what to do with the back. Of course it is for a girl too. Please help. Love the colors there. I have a new little boy coming into the family soon so if I finish the little girls then I will do a boys’
Sorry for missing your comment 🙂
I use the Ottobre pattern but (as usual) I got a bit lost with the instructions, so I just follow my own (!). I don’t took any pictures from the back and since these were gifts I don’t have them anymore. Yet, I found this picture from the romper back in a german blog that may be useful for you (http://stoffbuero.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/2012_06_12.jpg) – Hope it helps!
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