I couldn't resist any longer, I had to do some sewing for baby. He is set to arrive in late April, so I am starting to realize if I want to make everything swirling around in my head I better get started.
I started with a pair of Big Butt Baby Pants from the Made by Rae Pattern. I just got my serger back from a much needed tune up and I am so excited to have a smoothly functioning machine again!
For this little 0-3 mos. size, I was able to use some leftover gray linen from Will's Spider Pants and just a bit of a new fat quarter of Patty Sloninger Socks the Fox from her Les Ami line. You will probably be seeing more from this line soon, as I decided it might be new favorite print! I couldn't resist a simple applique onesie with the adorable Socks the Fox.
If you follow me on Instagram (courtiepie), you might have seen that we are attempting to try something new for this baby! Cloth diapering! So we'll probably need some more Big Butt Baby Pants! Any advice on cloth diapering is welcome, by the way...
I am not going to attempt to make cloth diaper covers, but I figure with a serger I can easily make some inserts, prefolds and wipes and I bought a bunch of organic flannel, bamboo and hemp fabrics to experiment with. I also bought some PUL and figured homemade wipe bags would be pretty simple. I found a few tutorials online, but ultimately just made them sized to fit some random pieces of fabric and used the same method I use to create any zip pouch I make, like this one here.
These are so quick and easy and I used some fabrics I couldn't part with, but didn't really have enough to do anything with.
Are you intrigued by the lovely quilting on the aqua fabric in the background of those two pictures? Oh, my it is so exciting. My package for the Sew, Sew Modern Swap arrived today and in it was the most amazing table runner and set of six napkins from Pam (Sewmama123). I was lucky enough to get Pam in the last round of Pretty Little Pouch Swap and she just makes the most beautiful things. Wow, this sure takes the cake! Oh, and I just bought my first quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to transform this table from the wood finish to a cream color. I think the runner will look even better on it then!
Between the newly tuned-up serger and the amazing swap package in today's mail, I am one happy girl today. I hope you are having an equally happy week!