Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mia's NEW favorite jammies! (Jamie Jumper)

I can honestly say, without a doubt these are Mia's new favourite jammies!  The minute I started to put them on her she started to get exited, and as soon as I snapped up the last snap and reattached the beloved paci, she took off running around the living room! 

She was giggling, spinning around, jabbering away and 100% smiles and boundless energy! Total cuteness, and hubby and I just sat on the sofa watching her and giggling from her infectious little laughter and antics! We both agree I need to get moving on sewing her some more! She even slept better with these on!

I had already cut out a 2T so I sewed those up, and while they're a little big, they fit well enough now and they'll continue to fit all the way through the upcoming winter!

Excuse the less than stellar pics, she was moving at lightening speed and these were the best of about 20 pics I took trying to show you how they fit!

Whoops! I left out the link so you can find the pattern too! Here it is:
Little One Layette - Bigger Sizes 18mths to 5T

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jammie time!

My kids need jammies, more so Mia than Jared.  So what else is a girl to do than whip out her beloved Fishsticks Designs patterns and leaf through them to find the Little One Layette pattern (you are able to purchase it in NB to 12mths OR 18mths to 5T)!

I decided the lap tee and pants were the way I wanted to go this time. I've never made a lap tee before but Bonnie has never steered me wrong or made a pattern too difficult for me, so I decided it was worth a shot....

Verdict? I LOVE THE LAP TEE! None of that funny droop or having the shoulders slip off like you get with so many bought lap tees! These stay on and fit PERFECTLY! Woohoo! The pants fit perfectly as well!  Please excuse less-than-stellar, taken-at night-with-the-flash really is a cuter set in the daylight!

I made her an 18mth top and a 2T bottom - I know I know, I said no more making her 2T clothing.  But with jammies it's a whole different story in my opinion...jammies are best with a little extra length and width to make sure you can snuggle up and no have legs or sleeves riding up and letting in chilly air! ;) And she's wearing her biggest, thickest night time diaper in these pics and the pants fit perfectly over it! Once I get some new night time diapers sewn up for her instead of just double stuffing her OS diapers with prefolds, she'll be in a trimmer diaper and the 18mth pants would fit perfectly over them then.

Excuse my little model, she was not in the mood to listen to my modelling requests.....and pretend you didn't see the mess in the photo background. I have kids and things get messy, I have learned to deal with it and you might too! ;) lol!

But what about that super cute sleeper you see in the pattern picture?  It's called the Jamie Jumper.....and it's AWESOME! I made 4 for a sweet friend of mine's newborn baby boy! So easy and totally adorable to boot!

and a close up of the teeny tiny cuteness:

And one to stash away:
I swear all the cuffs and seams are put together properly, I just didn't check them before quickly snapping the pic, sorry!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The "Spin Around Dress" that didn't...well...spin around!

Well, because I love the Little Comet Tails patterns, I decided to try the Spin Around Dress. This dress is so adorable, the pattern is a FREE downloadable PDF and I found it very easy to follow, which is great seeing as I've only recently started to sew clothing! Gotta love step by step photo tutorials!

Anyway, back to the story.  My daughter has slimmed down a lot in the past few months as she seems to be more focused on growing taller for the time being. She's in 18mths...mostly for the length and hiney ;) ... and yet I keep making her 2T clothing...I really need to stop doing this, lol!  It fits well enough, but there is no spinning around in this dress for her...YET!!!! 

As you'll see from the photos below it's ADORABLE but looks like a pencil dress from the front! And once she turns around you can see how much wider the dress is than her by how much it's cinched in in the back! When it was untied I used my hands to see how much excess fabric there was on my slim-bean and I could literally cinch it in about 4 inches (2" in the front and 2" in the back from under the arms) on each side!  But thanks to the lovely sash she CAN wear this now and look super cute and she'll be able to grow into it and wear it for a long time to come! I can see many more of these dresses in my future for Mia and as presents for all the little girlie's around me! Thanks for another great pattern Samantha!

Don't you just love the sweetheart neckline - super easy btw!

See how much is cinched in in the back? But it looks great like that doesn't it?!

Curious about the shoes? Sorry I don't have a better pic of them right now.  I bought them from Bunnyfeet Boutique on Hyena Cart! She is a member of "The Wading Pool" congo. Megan is great, has excellent customer service, is super talented and has a FAST turn around time! Highly recommended!

Please let me say this though: There is NOTHING wrong with the sizing of this pattern or the fit of it, I simply assumed she was big enough for it and she wasn't really! She is tall but super slim right now and I keep forgetting that! ;)

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