baby clothing cuteness

who says girls get all the cute clothes?  check out these rompers i made for the happy baby (using a few alterations on the 90-minute shirt tutorial):

i especially love the back on the striped one where i added a freezer paper stencil of a design i sketched (to cover up a stain from the original thrifted shirt):

a few notes:  for clothing this small, i like to use a 1″ strip of the ribbing instead of the 1.5″ and also i’m still working on figuring out the best way to install the snaps on the bottom edge.  i’ve also made a version with sleeves that’s pretty cute, but a little too small when it’s not made with super stretchy knit, so i’ll have to make another one to show you.

and then, because i am a crazy crafter, i also whipped up a simple pair of purple pants and two stripey hats on friday while babysitting a friend’s baby.  i wanted to try the larger size pattern from this site, and the friend’s baby is older than the happy baby so i hoped he didn’t mind if i used him as a model to see if the pattern worked.  i gave him the pants as a thank-you for being my sewing mannekin and i threw in one of the hats to boot.  i didn’t get a picture of the pants (they’re pretty basic) but i was very happy with the way both hats turned out (each was made from one sleeve of a short-sleeved t-shirt, one with the cuff up, one with the cuff down).

(i just did a running stitch with a needle and thread to gather the top of this one and i love the way the stripes turned out!)

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2 Responses to baby clothing cuteness

  1. Rebekah says:

    adorable rompers! I love the skull and crossbones on the butt. They look great with the red and white stripes.

  2. Heidi says:

    Also love the romper with the beware message on the booty! You are SO productive!

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