Miss Gioia

Monday, September 10, 2007

Gifties - Bibs and Matching Onesies

It seems that everyone I know is having a baby these days. And all are boys! Our friends Liz and Adrian's second son arrived on Friday (early). Welcome Cael. We cannot wait to meet you.

After many weeks away from my sewing machine, I was able to dive back in this Sunday and make some baby gifties. My friend Amy made some super cute T-shirts with patches this summer. I followed her lead with some pre-purchased onesies found at Zara in Hong Kong. On sale (hee hee).

To add the patch, all you have to do is cut out the fabric square and then use double-sided, iron-on adhesive to anchor the patch on the onesie. Then use a zig zag stitch to outline the edges and ensure it stays down. You can use a matching thread or a decorative color. Simple and cute. This takes ten minutes, tops.

I also wanted to make the bib in Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing book. But when I opened the book Sunday afternoon, I discovered that the pattern had to be enlarged on a copy machine. Who has a copy machine at home for impulse sewing? Instead I typed in "bib patterns" into good ol' google, and found a simple pattern. I added seam allowances to the pattern I chose so that I could sew, turn and topstitch instead of using binding.

I made four sets, each with a bib and a matching onesie. They turned out pretty cute, especially for an afternoon of TV watching and leisurely sewing. Two sets were made with flannel fabric from the 5 Funky Monkeys collection. I love the faces on the front pannel. It makes me imagine a Hollywood Squares for Monkeys. You cannot see it, but the back of the bib uses a red flannel splayed with yellow bananas. Precious.

The other two sets used some Heather Ross fabric (goldfish in bags) for the front and plain white flannel for the back. I love the Heather Ross fabric. It is incredibly soft and the fish are hilarous. Each one has a name, like Goldie or Swimmy.

Not bad for a Sunday afternoon.



Anonymous Amy said...

How cute everything turned out! This is a super easy, fun and satisfying craft. See you soon!

September 11, 2007 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Hey! Did you order all the fabric online?? I am guessing you did not find it at MuXiYuan???

September 12, 2007 10:47 AM  

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