Wednesday, 6 February 2013

.Monkeys and robots for baby boy.

I've been on a roll with the baby boy sewing. Before I started these projects, I went through my baby clothes boxes and got rid of anything that I didn't absolutely love or that wasn't practical for baby-wear. That way, I had a good excuse to sew some more cute outfits!
This set was made using some lovely monkey jersey knit fabric and Hilco stripes from Crafty Mamas. The ribbing is also from Crafty Mamas. I can't stress enough how important I think it is to use good quality knits for your sewing. I've used some cheap fabrics in the past, and while they look good for the first few washes, but after months of washing and wearing they just loose their shape and don't look as nice. These clothes will be getting a lot of washing so I don't want to skimp on quality. Plus, they feel so lovely and soft and I know they will be comfortable for baby to wear.

The bodysuit pattern comes from Ottobre Winter 6/2012. "Kisuliini Raglan-Sleeve Bodysuit." It was very straightforward and simple, I'm becoming a pro at attaching all this binding now!
 The pants are the same as the ones I've made before, from Ottobre Spring 1/2012 called "Little Houses Knit Pants."
 Once again, they have the cutest bottom and I've added a fold over cuff to keep little feet warm.
This little suit was made using some knit fabric from Spoonflower. The fabric is beautiful and soft and has a great stretch, but I'm still not 100% sure about the fading issue I've read about. It will be in for a lot of washing and wearing so I guess I'll find out soon enough!
I'm loving this suit, it will look so cute on. The pattern comes from the latest issue of Ottobre - Spring 1/2013 and is called "Villikko Romper."
Uunfortunately I couldn't add any fold-over foot cuffs to this one because of the style, so I'll have to invest in some good-quality, stay on socks!
I made both of these outfits in a size 56cm which I think I've worked out should be the equivalent of 00 or 3-6 months. Size 50cm is the smallest Ottobre size (000 or 0-3 months), but not many patterns start that small so I may be waiting a few months until he can start wearing these.

16 comments:

Kuazue Mohd said...

lovely...seriuosly..!!

thingsforboys said...

Wow! You've really outdone yourself with this lot. These are gorgeous!

Saffron Craig said...

I really enjoyed this post. I am sure it will inspire many. Thanks Toni.

Marnie said...

Toni, this is adorable. I hope he grown kind of slowly (in a healthy way of course) so that they get plenty of wear.

Kathryn said...

These are gorgeous! I've had lots of issues with fading with Spoonflower, I haven't had a single one that *hasn't* faded, but they still look good if that makes sense? I really would love to do more sewing with knits but it tends to send me into a fit of rage… ;)
x

Michelle said...

Oooh, love those outfits. Especially that monkey print - makes me want another baby...but don't tell anybody I said that!!!

Bonnie said...

These are so cute. Love the fabric and I agree with using good quality supplies. Your work is lovely.

Kelly said...

Your baby is going to be the best dressed bubby around. So cute!

Carli said...

CUTE! Gus is going to love being dressed in these.

Kate said...

Love them all, I have been wondering about the Spoonflower knit, wondering if it is worth the money with the fading or should I just spend more money at craftymamas!

Mari said...

Very cute!

gail said...

you are totally on a roll! those ottobre patterns look wonderful, i'd love to try one someday. i'm glad you're having a boy :)

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Sarah said...

The one with the robots is so cute and reminds me of my son when he was little. Now he is in the robotics club so it became a lifelong interest.

hafiza ali said...

honestly i through english people not love their family so much.but i am suprised after go thru your blog.love each other.caring too much about their families,child.so touched :)

FranIbbott said...

Hey Toni,
would love you to doa tutorial on sewing knits... And particularly the binding... I'm a total novice with knits and I want to be better....
Love the work.
Fran

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