DIY Fashion

Oh, Baby!

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Not pregnant! Just pregnant with ideas…

A few weeks ago I attended a friend’s baby shower and couldn’t bring myself to buy anything off of her registry. I mean, it was all so cute. But, I have been daydreaming about making baby clothes a lot lately. Isn’t that where all sewers minds wander when throwing out that less than 1/2 a yard scrap of fabric?

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I couldn’t help myself! I made her baby shower gifts! All with 1/4 yard of each fabric. The pink fabric was so soft! And while I really wanted to use a nursery specific fabric, the texture of these fabrics was odd at JoAnn’s. So I snagged this printed knit in the women’s department. But the green fabric for the bib did indeed come from the nursery section.

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I figured little clothes would take a little amount of time. Absolutely not true! It actually took a long time since every stitch needed to be very precise. Those little ruffles were very challenging! However, the leggings were quite easy and instantly set my womb on fire. I mean, how cute are they?!

No scrap went to waste either. The little headband was a nice touch that literally took no time.

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And then, let’s talk about this little bib! After a quick Google search I drafted a quick pattern. Used a white washcloth for the back (not shown) and sewed on the side snaps in snap. The ruffles added a super girly touch that I know the baby’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. mother would love! This was the inspo for the overall color combo by the way.

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Overall this little project was big fun and now I’m going to have to have a baby ASAP! In the meantime, I’m so excited sew up more little gems for future baby showers…so invite me so I can stop throwing out my scraps of fabric. LOL

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