I’m having a great time slowly adding handmade items to my soon-to-be-born daughters’ wardrobe. I hacked the Brindille & Twig bodysuit pattern to make this cute little wrap style suit, and I love the way it turned out.
I’m really hoping that the tie closure on this little tummy flap will be sturdy enough. I had to use some cheap ribbon from my stash (I really didn’t feel like heading to the shops), but I guess if it comes apart it won’t be too hard to replace.
I had a total brainfart and didn’t reinforce the jersey in the areas that the press studs would go. Of course, the stud got ripped out of the fabric the first time I tried to open it, so I had to do a bit of a patch repair job. I backed the hole with some iron-on interfacing, then another layer of the jersey, then I stitched over it before replacing the stud.
- Pattern brand/name/number: I hacked the Brindille & Twig bodysuit pattern to this wrap style
- Style/size: 3 – 6 months
- Fabric: Cotton jersey and ribbed binding from Spotlight
- Notions: Brass press studs from my stash (I think they were from Etsy), cheap ribbon, matching thread
- Modifications/alterations: I had to draw two new front pieces to make the wrap style, which included changing the neckline and the shoulder seams
I really hope this fits bub well, I’m loving the rust/pink/yellow colourway of this fabric. I have a heap of it leftover, so I’m on the lookout for more cute patterns to make.
Here’s another little outfit to add to the slowly growing pile for bub!
I hacked the Brindille & Twig bodysuit pattern into this really cute t-shirt, using a RTW shirt to get the right width and length for the 0 – 3 month size range.
Instead of binding the neckline and sleeves, I used fold-over elastic for a different look. Then I pulled out my twin needle to finish off the hem.
The little shorts are called “bummies” and the pattern is free from Brindille & Twig. I finished off the leg openings with the same fold-over elastic (which is different from what the pattern recommends), and I also did an alternate elastic waist insertion. The pattern calls to make a casing and feed the elastic through. I know, from experience, that the elastic can sometimes twist and be rather uncomfortable, so first I zigzag stitched the elastic to the cut edge of the fabric on the wrong side, then flipped it over and zigzag stitched from the right side, catching the bottom of the elastic as I went.
I’m finding these small projects great for stash busting, as they use hardly any fabric. This jersey was some scrap leftover from one of my mums sewing projects, and it’s lovely and super soft.
- Pattern brand/name/number: T-shirt hacked from the Brindille & Twig Bodysuit; Brindille & Twig Bummies
- Style/size: 0 – 3 month old size
- Fabric: Jersey scraps from my mums stash
- Notions: White fold-over elastic, elastic for the waist, matching thread
- Used fold-over elastic to finish off the neckline, sleeve and leg opening edges
- Inserted the waist elastic differently from what the pattern suggested
I can see bub wearing this outfit on a warm summers day, the jersey is nice and light, and the bummies are a really cute nappy cover. I can’t wait!
I’ve finally started sewing a few little things for the new baby! Sewing tiny clothing items is so quick, and I’ve found it to be very rewarding.
First up, a little long-sleeved bodysuit by Brindille & Twig. I love how the neckline is in the wrap over style, I find it makes getting babies head through much easier.
I found this beautiful printed jersey at Spotlight, and managed to find some perfectly matching ribbing to complete the look.
To make a whole outfit, I also made a pair of footie tights using a pattern from Lowland Kids. I really love tights with feet attached, because baby socks just never seem to stay put!
I think this is a really sweet pattern combo. I can’t get over how well the ribbing and jersey match, it’s like they were meant to be paired together! So looking forward to dressing bub in these for our trip home from the hospital.
More baby sewing to come!