Monday, August 22, 2011

Welcome Nicole!

My new niece Nicole was born on Friday afternoon! She's doing well and they've brought her home now. I'm probably going to keep calling her Babyspawn here. I set up a mini assembly line over the weekend and made up some cute new clothes.
Kimono PJ top
This is the Kimono PJ top from Little Stitches for Little Ones. i like that this top has raglan sleeves rather than true kimono sleeves. i made the 6 month size because it'll probably be awhile before i accumulate enough items to send a package. i found this pattern kind of annoying, mostly because of the bias tape. the second time around it wasn't as bad, but i was definitely ready to be done by the end.
Quick-change trousers
These are the Quick change trousers from Handmade Beginnings. i really liked this pattern. i absolutely love that it's reversible and that you can easily distinguish the front from the back.
Quick-change trousers
the first pair in Remix i followed the instructions to the letter and finished all the seams on my Horizon. i finally learned how to use the overcast foot, hooray! it's so slow to use though. the next morning i finally got off my lazy ass and rethreaded my serger and the next 2 pairs went much more quickly. even though you make 2 sets for each pair of pants it goes fast, especially by sewing each step in tandem. i wish i had a pair of reversible pj pants. so so cute.

evidently Nicole has giant boat feet just like my brother, so i might have to make some big booties or socks. now that i know they have a girl, i want to make some cute dresses. i'm open to recommendations for cute patterns, especially ones with a big sizing range that i can reuse as she gets older.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, goodness. So much cuteness! I've never tried either of these patterns, but will definitely keep them in mind for future gifts. I especially love the pants. And I'm with you; I'd love a reversible pair for myself.

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  2. Those are the cutest outfits. I really love how you put the different prints together! Assembly line sewing is perfect for little ones too. I was lazy threading my SM and serger and would sew all the things in the same colored thread before I'd change. ;)

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  3. OMG- I love those Kimonos, and the pants!!! Great fabric choice!

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  4. What a lucky little girl! I made the Little Jumper Dress (I think that's the name) from the AB book, and it turned out really cute. One thing I recommend when making dresses for little ones: Make size 12 or 18 months. I made the mistake of doing a 6 month size because I was antsy, but if they aren't walking yet, it's really impractical because they can't crawl in them very easily. Just FYI!

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  5. cute cute cute stuff sara!  i have to tell you.  my daughter's name is sara and my name is actually nicole.  funny.  congrats on being an auntie.

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  6. Those are the cutest outfits :) 

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  7. Ohhhh, congratulations auntie! :)  She is going to be one swanky baby.

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  8. So happy to hear of Nicole's arrival, and those outfits are so adorable!

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  9. Undercover Crafter9/06/2011 04:35:00 PM

    These are so cute! Your niece is going to be styling! Thanks for linking up!

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