Here are a few of the little numbers I was working on the past couple of weeks, courtesy of my new fave book: Kwik Sew for Baby. Despite the totally 80s pictures & illustrations, this book is a goldmine! Great info on fabrics, notions & construction for the beginner and great explanations on making variations of the many designs for more experienced sewers. Nothing is ridiculously complicated or time consuming either. Dresses, footed sleepers, crib sheets, it's all in there. Coming with loads of patterns in sizes 0-18mos & at such a reasonable price it is well worth getting if you want to make a variety of things for little ones.
The little elephant overalls were made using the pintuck jumpsuit pattern with my own variation on the top portion using ties inspired by the Itty Bitty dress from Made by Rae. I made mine a bit longer & wider so it would fit longer. Since cute cotton prints like this are too chilly for winter, I lined the entire thing with green knit for coziness.
This pink apple outfit was made using the bib overall pattern and was super easy to make. The back is elasticized so it has a more fitted look & by using a printed knit it's ideal for squirmy little ones. I used my new snap press to add a few rows of snaps for adjustability too.
A good portion of my new fabric is earmarked for items from this book. I can't wait to try out the footed sleeper!