Oh my! These next projects are impossibly cute. I’m obviously still in new mom mode, because the awe of teeny tiny clothes hasn’t worn off just yet. The spit up and sleepless nights? Those have worn off (but she’s worth it).
My daughter is only two months old and at the tail end of her 3-6 onesies *big sigh*. It’s as if her mom is 5’9 and her dad is 6’8. OK, I guess it’s our fault, but it doesn’t make it any easier to figure out what size she’ll be in the summer. I took a wild guess and made these shorts and bloomers in a 12-18.
Both of these fabrics are totally ridiculous, and I totally love them. I didn’t buy them with baby clothing in mind, but here we are! This pattern is the Freya Bloomers from Me Oh My Sewing (one of my favorite resources for PDF patterns). I decided to leave out the elastic in the legs because it looks amazing as little shorts. I think my daughter will get more use out of them this way.
These Woven Harem Pants (turned into shorts) are also from Me Oh My, and I can’t say I like them as much as the Freya. I’ll wait and see how they look in the summer — super cute non the less. For both of the short patterns, I tried a technique that wasn’t called for. I wanted the waistbands to look more finished, so I found this great tutorial from Helen’s Closet Patterns. I’ll definitely try it again on future projects.
And finally, the bloomers! Confession: these are made out of old sheets. Repurposing fabrics is one of my favourite things about sewing. Another favorite thing is being able to make something that I would buy in the store. Bloomers are more of a necessity. I wouldn’t exactly get excited to go purchase them, but make them? That I can get on board with.
If you’re looking for some cute and very quick projects, baby shorts are where it’s at. I’m probably going to make a few more pairs before summer arrives.
It feels silly to say it (like, really silly), but I’m not affiliated with any brands mentioned in this post. I just like to share what I’ve been enjoying.