DIY

Baby stuff – sewing

Yeay, what an awesome reason to get back behind the sewing machine! ♥ 

While the baby bump is growing (no, it’s not mine), I couldn’t resist to get some beautiful forest-themed, organic jersey for a sewing project. I really enjoyed The Animals of Farthing Wood when I was little and the cute pattern reminded me of that. I also got some corresponding cuff fabric in navy and yellow and white-and-silver-dotted blue jersey for the wraparound jacket I planned.

I bought the fabric from Verstickt und Losgenäht and Stoff & Stil.

Wraparound jacket with rolled up sleeves | jacket reversed: inside out | loop and button detail

The sewing pattern (baby set Pippa, size 80) for the cool jacket is from my favourite German sewing blog: Pattydoo. The instructions are easy to follow and the step-by-step video tutorials super useful (they offer some patterns and instructions in English, too).

The wraparound jacket doesn’t have any annoying side seams and is lined with the white-and-silver-dotted jersey. I added three buttons and loops on each side to make the top reversible. The jacket also features extra long sleeves: it can “grow” with the baby, to a certain extent.

I knew I’d have quite a bit leftover fabric after finishing the jacket, so I decided to sew two matching baggy trousers (part of baby set Pippa).

Just like the jacket, the trousers I made can also adapt to the size of the baby – the cuffs around the ankles and the belly can be roll up.

From the remnant fabric I made some extra (and hopefully useful) little things, such as a reversible bib (pattern: Stick and Style) with a Velcro fastener and a reversable baby’s bonnet (Pattydoo), made from the cute forest jersey and the yellow cuff fabric.

Both the elephant toy pattern and the underlying idea for the mini gloves are from blog Strickstern. The elephant is stuffed with cotton wool and the gloves feature a warm and soft inner layer of “Alpenfleece” (fleece-sweat fabric).

I also sewed a littler version of a hummingbird hat (already made one for myself and my sister), for the older brother of the little unborn peanut ♥