Best patterns for little baby?
9 years agodubhels2003 @dubhels2003
My beautiful baby is coming up six months and so far I have made her the school photo dress (so proud, fantastic zip instructions, will post in flickr soon!) and the sail boat top. I love the dress but the intricacy of the kangaroo pocket is rather lost on the baby and doesn’t hang so well over the vests she has to wear in the chilly UK weather, so I am wondering which patterns you think may be best for a small baby, or how to adapt any of the patterns to make them a little easier for a baby? I am thinking the sail boat trousers and hopscotch top and dress and seashore dress for summer?
Any suggestions from you folks who have more experience of sewing the patterns would be much appreciated!
H9 years agoNicole @motherof5
I definitely made the Sailboat trousers but also made a 2+2 blouse and skirt. http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/4444579604/in/set-72157625440576471
I made a tiny Jumprope too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/4443841169/in/photostream/9 years agosayiamyou @maraya
Bubble bubble bubble! It’s adorable layered up, as is the tea party. I’ve made the sailboat and sandbox too in the small sizes for my daughter. Puppet show has always been a staple too.9 years agoNicole @motherof5
Oh yes,the Bubble dress sigh……9 years agoKarenK @KarenK
I love the Tea Party for little bitty ones.9 years agowith love Heidi @with love Heidi
Tea Party! It would look lovely over a onsie (ie the footed outfits for babies).9 years agomkhs @mkhs
Another fan of the Bubble for babies! I also loved the Ice Cream top for my daughter as a baby– add a little length and it works first as a tunic and later as a shirt, and it’s nice for layering over long sleeved ts or onesies. I got great wear out of this pattern– I made up a bunch in 12mo when she was 8 or 9 months old and she wore them for at least a year and a half!9 years agoMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles
I love the Bubble, tea party and playdate! All are great patterns for little ones.9 years agototterwalker @totterwalker
I made my girl (now 10 months) 2 playdate dresses and three ice cream dresses. I loved them on her. Such great patterns for babies. You can see a few pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28232975@N08/8538557750/in/photostream/
and a bit more about my ice cream obsession here: http://totterwalker.blogspot.ca/9 years agosasha @sasha
One of the ladies on flickr has twin baby girls. I think their names were George and Izzy. Whenever she posts pictures of them it always makes me sad that I didn’t have any Oliver and S patterns when my girls were babies. You should check out her flickr page. Cute ideas!9 years agoBrittney @georgeandizzy
Thanks Sasha! They are lots of fun to sew for:)
My girls pretty much lived in their hopscotch and Ice cream outfits last summer. When they were crawling it was just coming up on summer so I made lots of sailboat pants, puppet show shorts and classic picnic shorts. I love all of those patterns (and all O+S I should say). I love the classic picnic blouses I made for them, so cute on babies. Oh, and the 2+2 blouse- love! Though one of them did love chewing on the tie which made it all slimey:) Anyway, if you are interested here is a link to my O+S set on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52761227@N04/sets/72157629424184719/
And a link to their posts on my blog, there is more than O+S there, though I do much prefer O+S and sew with them as much as possible! 😉 : http://sewingforfour.blogspot.com/search/label/for%20the%20twins9 years agodubhels2003 @dubhels2003
I love it, I post, go to bed, wake up and there are lots of suggestions – thank you! It looks like I should go for the bubble and ice cream dresses after I’ve worked my way through my other patterns. The bubble dress has never grabbed me (that is in comparison to some of the other patterns which I have fallen over in love with!) but with so many recommendations I am just going to have to try it.
Thank you for the suggestions and the picture inspiration. I will proudly post my pictures when I can get half decent shots.
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