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 🙂