Thursday, July 2, 2009
One thing I love about the world of crafting blogs is discovering so many creative people out there that I normally wouldn't meet. It's really inspired me to try new things and start coming up with things of my own and take chances with projects. I'd bought this bunny fabric a while back, but was at a loss of what to make with it...until I found this fabulous top design from a fellow crafting blogger. Kristen at fiddlehead was generous enough to come up with a multi-sized pattern so I could give it a whirl for the little lady arriving later this summer. I highly recommend it as it was fun to make from her great directions. I shrunk it down a wee bit so it will fit a very small baby (as more of a dress than a top), but will hopefully work as a top when she gets older too.
I'm counting it in my "scrap-made" projects since the pink edging is decorative elastic I had gotten for free with some fabric and the straps & organic mocha pants were made from bits left over from my other projects.
The pants are the Lola pattern from Ottobre Design with a little of the elastic for constrast trim. What I love about both pieces is that they work well with a lot of other baby separates I have, so it makes many different outfits - throw a long sleeved onesie under the dress and presto - it all works as winter wear! Of course while I was at it, I figured I'd better use what was left to make a matching waterproof bib now that I'd made a pattern that I liked:
Using only materials I had on hand + a great blogger pattern + coming up with a little something myself = great satisfaction AND a new little outfit!