Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Kitty Pram Liner by Muffy Duck Designs

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to try out Muffy Duck Designs' latest Pram liner pattern. She has a lot of pram liner patterns available for all sorts of different prams, but this time released a "draft it yourself" pattern to cover the many other styles and brands of prams in the world. Conveniently, my mother had just bought us this 3 wheel stroller from Aldi the week before.

I used an adorable kitty print flannel purchased from spotlight last year, with some lightweight wadding that I had on hand. The drafting instructions are very clear and make this a very simple project. The pattern also includes links to some helpful video tutorials for making the extra large buttonholes for the straps to go through.

So all these photos were from long before my little man was actually born, so here's one hubby snapped of us finally leaving hospital when bub was 1 week old (he's almost 10 weeks old now!)Yes I'm looking pretty rough, but I had been in hospital for a week..... 

I love that it provides a nice soft surface for my baby to lie on, and he likes having a suck on the shoulder strap covers, so being able to easily remove those for a wash is super handy. Now that he is born, I am tempted to sew another set in more boyish fabrics for him, but I haven't even managed to do much sewing at all since he was born, so I'm not sure how likely that will be. 


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Adorable Baby Sets from Simplicity 5982

With less than 10 weeks left of my pregnancy (this was back a while, just a bit over 4 weeks left now!), a family friend (who is also due less than 2 weeks after me) was having her baby shower. At this point I hadn't heard what gender her baby was going to be, so, while trying to figure out what to give her for her baby shower, I went through my limited collection of baby sewing patterns, as well as my fabric stash. I managed to decide on Simplicity 5982 made with this lemon and white polka dot poly cotton. 

I figured, if I was going to sew up a set for her, I may as well sew up a set for my little Jellybean as well. I decided to use the smallest size, which should fit around 6 months old, but may run big, as a lot of commercial patterns tend to, so I'm hoping it should fit our bubs around next spring/summer. For a little extra cuteness, I added a couple of little embroidered designs using my Brother Innovis 1200. A cat playing a fiddle on ours and bluebirds on my friends'.

Just the shoulder buttons left to add

I went for the simple singlet top and shorts (shorts aren't pictured), and they both went together very easily. I can't say much about the sizing or fit yet, as I have no models to try them on, but regardless of that, they have turned out very cute, and I think my friend liked the set I made her, as she asked if I could also make one in her size. As I still have quite a few meters of this fabric left, I am now thinking we could both have a matching set, using the Burda Pyjama pattern that I have used previously.

Any other ideas for cute unisex baby outfits?