I was thrilled this year to be invited to be a part of Refashion Month with House of Estrela. If you have been reading the blog for a while you will know that this type of project is my jam – especially kids clothes, and I had an absolute ball with this one: Introducing the Re-Fashionable Romper!…
Just a quick post today to round out my crazy series on turning socks into pants for babies.
have been asked a few times lately if it is possible to make our Pirate Pants Pattern or our Free baby harem pants pattern with the seam at the side of the leg in stead of the center front and back.
Well, the short answer is yes!
The long answer is, a tiny pattern alteration to the Pirate Pants will make your pants easier to sew and sit better in the end.
When my kids were babies, I always loved the look of Bonds brand nappy covers, (Bonds is an Australian brand so in case you don’t know what I am talking about these). As my kids wore cloth nappies I was especially drawn to the design because of all the room in the back for the nappy butt :), but at $11 per pair, a whole set of these was never in the budget.
I have since devised this hack which takes about 5 min and costs around $1 depending where you buy your socks.
So, the most popular post on this blog, 5 min baby and toddler leggings, has been on the blog for 4 years and has had between 50 and 120 hits per day for the entire time, that is over 65000 hits. So I thought it was time I gave the topic some more love and…
I mentioned the other day that there was a free pattern release coming, well here it is!
Our popular grow-with-me harem pants pattern P is for Pirate pants is now available in a newborn to 6 months size and it’s FREE! (if your little is bigger than 6 months, check out our P is for Pirate Pants pattern, it is a one-size grow-with-me pattern that fits from around 6 months to four years-ish)
So, our second little miss is growing at a rate of knots. She is just 6 months old and has outgrown her 00 wardrobe entirely and my collection of gorgeous hand-me-downs is all but depleted, so it is time for some sewing.
If you have a little one in cloth nappies/diapers and you were looking for a natural cover solution you may have come across wool covers (which are fantastic but I won’t go into all the benefits here – google it, you will be amazed) but then been bowled over by the price.
If you would like to have a go at making the cover above, check out my series on drafting a pattern and sewing a wool or fleece nappy cover on my other blog
A little while ago I posted a pattern and instructions for some cute, but time consuming baby shoes. I mentioned at the time, that I had come up with a less time consuming method, well I have finally got around to writing the post. Better late than never I suppose.
Are you a sewing nerd like me?
I found myself today, standing in front of the baby shoe section at the shops, there was a pair in my daughters size, they were perfectly presentable, and they were on special for $6.75. Instead of buying them however,I decided to spend the only available ‘baby sleeping time’ today making some instead.
What can I say, I am a sewing nerd, I have no logical justification for making these shoes, and I have no excuses that you can use either, but if you would like to have a go, the pattern is here and the instructions are below 🙂