As a general rule I’m not really making anything for my baby daughter at the moment. She’s so small, already has so much and second hand baby clothes are really easy to come by, cheap and plenty of people send stuff her way all the time (thanks Mum and Auntie Hannah!).
However, I bought this fabric on a recent-ish trip to Rotterdam and would have waited until she was a bit older to make something but it was too tempting. By the way, the shop is this one and while it was pretty pricey, the remnants were plentiful and good value. Anyone else always head straight for the remnants bin?
The pattern is the free Patterns 4 Pirates Petite Pegs
I made the size 6 months even though Tabitha is only 3 months old because I wanted err on the side of caution and them lasting longer than half an hour. I’m glad I did because hopefully they will fit towards the autumn when they’ll be more useful anyway. In these hot days she’s normally found only wearing a t-shirt and a Tots Bots nappy
So here’s the sleep deprived and made-over-three-naps list of sewing issues –
- I had to zig zag the hems instead of using a double needle because if I went to get a second reel of thread I would have risked waking her up
- The legs have different sized zig zags because they were done and two very different times and I couldn’t remember the setting I’d used
- The waistband is upsidedown. Oops.
- This hybrid animal is right on the centre front. Actually I quite like him.
BUT all those things don’t matter one iota because I made a baby and then I made her some trousers. Winning at life.