2/26/2017

Ring around the onesie

We are really gearing up for the babies arrival! 6 more weeks :0) I'm excited but incredibly nervous too, I think each baby we have I get more nervous and quite honestly scared! This time I have new thoughts, on top of old fears, about how we are going to be having a girl and I'm not sure what if any changes that means for our family! But we are excited and at this point I really hope the ultrasound isn't wrong, lol!

A new free pattern I have discovered this pregnancy is the Ringer onesie from Shiwnn designs. Its a really easy sew and quite satisfying!



 I learned a few things that helps make this not frustrating, the first thing is to make the neck and leg bindings 2-3 inches longer than needed, sometimes depending on the fabric there just isn't enough to go all the way around and its better to be safe than have to unpick it. 


The Second thing is to stretch like the pattern says but if you stretch the neck binding too much it won't recover as much. Thus this cute pleated neckline on this onesie ;0)



After comparing these finished onesies to some store bought ones I have, I think the 0-3 month size is closer to a 3-6 month at the store, but I won't know for sure for a little while. Also its a more relaxed fit compared to store bought as well, which is completely fine if you're okay with that for what you have planned and I was!

This one is my favorite! I used interlock for the bodice and knit fabric that had spandex in it for the neck and leg bindings it worked better than any of the others, and the fit looks like it will be better too.

I used my handy Kam snaps for the bottom and it really pulled everything together to have them so nicely, and easily, done!

All in all I think this is a great pattern! I really think boys could probably use it as well so its gender friendly too ;0)


2/20/2017

Owl baby girl gown

Sewing for this baby girl has been so fun! It isn't quite what I imagined (when is it ever?) but I am so happy to finally be sewing for a  little girl! I still will sew for my boys but right now they are good with their clothes and as you can imagine after 4 boys I don't have any girl clothes ;0)


 On my last post I mentioned baby gowns and this is the one I have made time and time again! I love it. It was the first knit fabric sewing pattern I ever used and it turned out great! I learned a lot from the pattern instructions and have never been scared of sewing knit fabric since.

 The pattern I use is Kwik sew 3090. There are many free patterns that seem to be about the same   (here for example) but I really the size range of this pattern and will use it probably forever! The fit of the neck is probably the best part, I hate it when gowns show the shoulder or slide off but this has never happened with this pattern. Also the fit everywhere is spot on so I never have to guess if its really going to fit that age.

I didn't use the sleeve option it comes with I just did a basic cuff. 
I love gowns on newborns and even my older babies it makes it so easy to change at night and they are so much cuddlier with their tiny little feet and legs curled together <3
 I'm not sure where I got the fabric but here is some that has owls and is so cute!


I'm getting excited to have our baby here only 7 weeks left!!!


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1/09/2017

Top 5 Free baby patterns

With number 5 on the way I thought it would be fun to see what free patterns I have used the most with my babies! After going through many years of sewing for babies I have realized I use mainly 5 patterns for my babies (1 is new for this baby and its not the dress ;0) 
Sewing is so fun for babies because so little fabric and time is required! I have a ton of free patterns listed on my free patterns for boys and free patterns for girls pages so you can sample as many as you want!


So without further ado here is my go to list:


I have used this newborn pants pattern so many, many, many times and each time they are just perfect for newborns. Rae's patterns are fast becoming some of my favorites go here to check this one out!



I love newborn gowns and this pattern is great! I love how easy they are and how cuddly babies are in them <3 I have made too many to count but here are a few, here, here, and here. This pattern is not the exact one I use but it is so darn close that I am including it, go here to get it!

Evelope shirts are by far my favorite thing on babies they are so easy to put on and take off and they look so cute! I have made this pattern a lot and it is a good one! It is exactly on size so if your kids run big in their sizing at all then go up for sure, also be sure to add the seam allowance after printing. Go here to get this amazing pattern!


littlegeranium2
 The little geranium dress is about the best dress pattern out there! I love how easy it is and how professional it comes out when finished. I have made this many, many, many times and it is a favorite for sure! In fact I went ahead and bought the full size range I love it so much <3 Go here to try it too!

homemade baby pants
I have been making these pants for so long (6 years to be exact!) These are perfect for when you little one grows out of Rae's newborn pants! It is a simple but very easy and forgiving pattern, go here to check it out!



Now for the new pattern: The Ringer onesie! I have just started sewing this one but I can see it will be a staple from here on out! It is easy and fast to sew and looks so good when done! I have already made a few and I will be sharing soon ;0) go here to get this awesome free pattern!



Questions for you:
1. Do you like sewing for babies?
2. What age is your favorite to sew for?
3. Is there a specific free pattern you've been looking for?

I hope you enjoyed this round up!