I want to share with you today a cute little outfit that I’ve made for Olivia.The main floral fabric is an Amy Butler design which mum had wrapped a present for me in many years ago … it has been sitting in the drawer, patiently waiting for the perfect project. Finally I knew it would look gorgeous in a cute little dress for Olivia. While choosing the fabrics to use, I wanted to bring in the coral hexagon fabric for the neckline trim to add some depth, but that on its own just wasn’t enough so I tossed around some ideas and decided to add some prairie points along the border too. It was a challenge to get any photo’s of the hat actually on Olivia’s head as she thinks it makes a far better chew toy at this stage… Lets hope once she grows and it fits her a little better she might prefer to wear it on her head?!
I enjoyed every moment of knitting this baby jumper. It was only on the knitting needles for less than a week and was a great simple pattern to follow. If you want to make one yourself you can download the pattern for free from here.
My latest sewing project has been to make these flannel baby wraps. They are super soft and snuggly, perfect for a new baby coming into this world at the start of a very cold winter.
I purchased some coordinating flannel fabric in lovely charcoal and cream tones, with a duck print thrown in as I have been known to be a little duck fan in the past.
Often the wraps for sale are around 1 meter square, but from what I have read and heard from others the more generous sized wraps work the best. As the fabric was 110cm wide I went a little longer and got 130cm of each piece. I then placed the front sides together of two coordinating prints and sewed around the edge, leaving a gap to turn them right sides out. I then pressed the seems and sewed another top stitch around the edge to keep it sitting flat and to give it a nice finishing touch.
These are now hanging patiently on the blanket ladder that my talented husband made for the baby room, waiting for the moment that they will be needed.
My desk is currently filled with multiple sewing projects on the go. One quilt is getting the finishing touches of being bound, another quilt is on the cutting mat just getting started, and a third quilt is part way through being knitted.