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Winter Lullaby

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    A friend has asked for warmer clothes for her baby, like sweatshirt fleece. I’ve cut a top from a waffle knit and am wondering about making the pants from flannel. Any other tips? I have some pinwale cord but it’s so light, I don’t know that it would actually do much in the way of keeping her warm. I thought also of perhaps changing the placket to another, smaller kind of opening, maybe a keyhole with ribbons?

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    Maybe cord lined in flannel? Super cozy.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I lined the jacket with flanel when I made it. I’m also thinking of making the Jacket out of cuddle fleece. I think the pants would be great in fleece. you might want to add a ribbing cuff to keep the heat in.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I used a rigid rugby knit for Trixie’s jacket, it is very warm.

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    Profile photo of dubhels2003dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    I’m sewing the jacket up in chambray lined with a sherpa fleece similar to this http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/3724-Michael-Miller-Organic-Sherpa

    I have to say I’ve already made a mistake on it once (too tired, sewed the arms shut…) and it was impossible to unpick, however it looks as though it will be gorgeously toasty.

    I love the idea of lining the pants in flannel, that sounds really cosy.

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I made the jacket in a thick, soft knit (almost like fleece) and lined it with lightweight wool jersey. It was so comfy looking.
    I also goofed and sewed the body parts into tubes and the sleeves into something else. Thick, soft knits are nightmares to unpick! Pay attention to the instructions!

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    These are all such good tips and I would definitely do something like sew the wrong parts together or in the wrong order.

    Thank you so much, I will go shopping in my stash!

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    Profile photo of dubhels2003dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    Sounds like the same mistake I made McStitch!

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    Profile photo of SChudeSChude @Constainia

    I just finished my first items from the lullaby pattern. everything is in cotton flannel. I added bias tape at the ankles and threaded round elastic inside. The waistband is in the contrast fabric. I have a straight stitch machine, so all pant seams are flat felled. I didn’t have snaps, so I used buttons. Last change was that I edge stitched the sleeve openings.

    I’m so thrilled with how it came out! As you can see, she has room to grow.

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