Since little Nova’s arrival almost 3 weeks ago, I really haven’t had much time to do anything other than breastfeed, change diapers, cat nap and have a sitz bath once a day. That doesn’t stop me from dreaming and planning my future sewing projects however!
I started making a baby sling just before Nova’s birth which I hope to finish over the next few days. I also made her a pair of scratch mittens from Home Sweet Homebodies free pattern and a newborn sized hat from the free Whip Up pattern. She hates wearing the mittens and takes them off as fast as I can put them on… So I just waited until she was asleep one day and then I cut her sharp little talons. But she doesn’t mind the hat. Isn’t it just soooo stinking cute???
|Sooo effing adorable!|
I upcycled an old long-sleeved t-shirt of mine to make the little hat, as well as a matching pair of pants. Since we are using cloth diapers, Nova needs to wear a bigger size of pants to allow for the extra bulk. I used the sleeve cuffs as the bottom of the pant legs, and then used a pair of 3-month sized pants as a pattern. It’s so easy! Just turn one pant-leg inside the other and trace away! Here are a few photos for clarification:
|Size 3 month pants – one leg folded inside the other|
|Line up the pants on the sleeve cuff to cuff|
My SIL and BIL gave me a copy of the Colette Sewing Handbook for Christmas along with the Macaron and Lady Grey patterns. I’m so excited to make both!
I also have the Minoru Jacket pattern from Sewaholic that I hope to make up soon. Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking that I will have some spare time in the next year? LOL!
Happy Tuesday everyone!