Baby Sewing

September 8th, 2011

No, I am not sewing a baby, but I have been sewing for my brand new twin nieces. This is a momentous event because I’ve never wanted to sew for anyone else. I sewed a shirt for my husband but it turned out to be a bit short, so he never wore it. I also sewed for a friend of mine after she asked me a gazillion times. But she also didn’t wear the dress because by the time it was done, the dress no longer fitted her.

McCall 6223 - two onesies, two hats and two bloomers

McCall 6223 - two onesies, two hats and two bloomers

No body ever asked me to sew for my nieces, but I was so excited about their arrival that I was planning all sort of sewing projects for them. But wait, there’s more! I even knitted for them. Now, that is really completely wild. I feel like I don’t even know myself anymore.

Onesie close-up - how cute is this?

Onesie close-up - how cute is this?

I bought a snap press to do these snaps, figuring that I will use it more often in the future.

I bought a snap press to do these snaps, figuring that I will use it more often in the future.

It's interesting that the heel of the foot in the onesie is form by a pleat

It's interesting that the heel of the foot in the onesie is form by a pleat.

Front of bloomer

Front of bloomer

Back of bloomer - I used rolled hem with differential feed to make the ruffles more ruffly.

Back of bloomer - I used rolled hem on my serger with differential feed to make the ruffles more ruffly.

The hat was enormous, so I had to cut about 2 inches off the width and length.

The hat was enormous, so I had to cut about 2 inches off the width and length.

I used this pattern, McCall’s 6223. I have no complaint at all. It’s cute and every piece fits together nicely. The only thing is that I used the smallest size possible (new born), but it looks humongous to me (relatively speaking) – maybe 8-month size?

McCall 6223

McCall 6223

The original plan includes the booties as well, but they seem very big and very loose, and the cuffs are really difficult to get to provided their tininess. I just gave up. After all, the onesies have enclosed feet. They wouldn’t be wearing the onesies and the booties together.

The fabric is from Joann. They don’t have a wide selection of nice baby knit fabric, but what they have are pretty cute.

I hope to see pictures my nieces in them one day, but it will be months down the line. I can’t wait to see them in November.

 

2 Responses to “Baby Sewing”

  1. These are absolutely adorable! The fabric is perfect, too!

  2. Gail says:

    What an adorable set of outfits. Love the little ruffles on the panties.

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