I have made a few things I need to show you but due to not having photos of the items, no blog posts on them for now! I have been busy at work as we have moved office and the weather has been very variable to say the least, so no wearing of new Summer clothes. I actually got to wear my new black wool jacket the other day! I didn't think I would be able to use it again until next year, but I am happy to report that on a very cold blustery day it kept me warm and cosy.
Onto things I have been able to photograph... My DSIL's daughter (from a previous marriage) recently had a baby girl. All smiles everywhere as I have boys so I am more than happy to make a little pink gift!
I used a bib pattern from Nicole Mallalieu. A download - so no wait and I love the cute 50's styling and the fact that it is a useful bib as baby should not be able to pull it off.
I pulled a couple of fabrics out from the quilting stash and this is what I managed to sew.... (I wanted to photograph it on a stuffed toy, but my teddy bear (now almost 50 years old) does not have enough stuffing and my boys' old baby toys are not much better!)
I used an old hand towel to back the bib. I made the stripey binding from a fabric which coordinated with the main fabric.
My thoughts on this pattern:
- fabulous instructions. If you were a beginner sewist and wanted to try binding this is a great project with excellent instructions. The pattern comes with 6 pages of detailed instructions!
- you can either use purchased bias binding or make your own. Nicole gives the length needed if you make your own and it is spot-on. I had none left!
- I would love it if this pattern came in more than one size. This would be a great bib/apron for a toddler.
If you are looking for a baby gift this is a great pattern. I am loving the fact that I know of someone else having a baby soon so I get another crack at this pattern and using great funky fabrics. I only have to wait and see if the next one will be a boy or a girl!
Ciao folks!... I am on holidays next week so I hope to get photos of my new clothes (if the weather plays nice!)