sewing lately: 9.3.14

sewing lately: 9.3.14

My last sewing lately post was back in February!  In fact, it was right before Zoe was born, so let’s see what all I’ve been sewing up during these past 6 months.  I’ve included links to patterns used when they are available.

Prepare for picture overload!

February

Check out this post for what I’d sewn up to the middle of Feb + this post for what I’d sewed when I was past my due date.

March

Headband for Zoe and hair bow for me.  Matching of course for Zoe’s baby shower.  Self drafted project.

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This project was so simple and serves an awesome purpose!  I sewed up 2 diaper pail liners out of PUL using this tutorial.  While one is in use, the other gets washed with the cloth diapers.  Why did I wait until my second baby to get this system in place?

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This isn’t the final picture, but I made 3 matching bow ties for my friend’s boys – one for daddy, one for kid and one for baby – self drafted.

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April

I made this crossover pinafore for Zoe.  The free pattern is here, which I sized down hoping it would fit her around 3-6 months, but it’s still pretty big.

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I just love this retro green flower fabric.  It was a steal of a price since I purchased it as a queen flat sheet at goodwill for maybe $2-3.

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Easter came around and for part of Hunter’s basket I made a basket of fabric eggs using up scrap pieces.  This tutorial shows how to make them.

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Also for Easter I decided Zoe needed some cute new pants, so I whipped up a pair of newborn pants (free pattern).  Quick, easy and adorable on her – don’t mind the wrinkle.

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I sewed up two items for my niece’s birthday.  The first being bubble pocket shorts – pattern here.  Love.

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Then another crossover pinefore (linked to above) in the 6-12 month size the pattern provided.  The pattern is huge.  She turned 1 year and this will more likely fit her when she’s closer to 18-24 months.

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For my other niece I made a bonnet to go with an unpictured dress I sewed up for her birthday.  Free bonnet pattern and tutorial here.

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May

Hunter’s birthday was in May so we DIY’s a workbench for him, and I sewed up a tool belt.  Tutorial here.

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June

More birthday sewing!  For Hunter’s friend Mabel I sewed up a pleated playsuit in red linen blend with a sweet and delicate strawberry contrast fabric.  Free pattern here.

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Zoe got a new dress – a geranium dress (which I’ve made many of now) in knit fabric.  I added snaps instead of buttons for the closure.  The knit is so soft and comfy.

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Jacob even got something sewn for him!  I used a good fitting tank top of his to created a pattern for this tank in some sa-weet fabric I was given.

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And since I sewed Jacob a tank top, I made one for myself as well.  This was my tester fabric for a pattern I drafted, which I liked still so I’ve been wearing it.

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Lastly, I made a couple bibs for a baby shower gift, so I sewed up one extra for Zoe/Hunter to use.  Pattern self drafted.

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July

I loved Mabel’s pleated playsuit so much, I sized down the smallest size on the pattern and made one for Zoe.  The only downside to this pattern is when you have to change a diaper, the entire outfit needs to come off.  But it’s so cute!

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Then I made a blue top knot headband for Zoe as well to complete her 4th of July look.

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And one more crossover pinafore (linked to above) for a gift.

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August

In August I realized Zoe needed shorts, so she got a pair of bubble pocket shorts!  Wishing I would have made this earlier because the sizing runs small for sure (this is a 6-12 month and slim fitting).

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And to finish off her summer sewing I did some more pattern drafting and creating.  Another pair of shorts, but these are much looser fitting with an added cuff at the bottom + a delicate and sweet dress than will fit for a while turning into a top as she lengthen out.  It’s roomy so it’ll last a while.

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And that’s it!  It’s so fun to look back and see what I’ve sewn up.  I try and take a picture once I finish a project so that I can easily look back and visually see what I’ve made.  My September sewing list has begun – I’m excited to see what I turn out!

Until next time!

Heather

To read more sewing posts check these out:

my past due date sewing projects
sewing lately: 2.12.14
my DIYed Christmas
sewing lately: 11.8.13
kids clothes week: what I plan to sew
sew fun: baby bibs



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