I was excited at the prospect of joining the tour so that I could get busy making some super stylish outfits for our baby, but sometimes needs arrive that change the focus. Instead of making some baby nightgowns and bodysuits for our little one, I decided to redirect my focus to my sister-in-law. There were 3 of us in my husband's family that were all due within a week of each other, but one sister had her babies (yep that's right, twins) six weeks early.
They are little, but getting stronger each day. By a miracle they were both home within a week of birth, but they still have a lot of growing to do. The birth plan had been for them to keep the babies in as long as possible to avoid lost time at the hospital, but when does life ever go as planned.
Scary had the bright idea that we use this tour as an opportunity to serve this sweet family, and what a blessing that the baby clothes go all the way from 12 month to preemie. I don't think there's anything cuter than coordinating little girl and little boy outfits, especially since they're so teeny tiny. The outfits seem especially small and cute considering that my babies have been 9 pounders.
The little boy outfit is made using the bodysuit pattern and a self drafted tie that was appliqued on. The tie was attached before sewing down the side seams. The contrasted neckline was chosen to match the little girls neckline.
I'm not sure if the babies will have a chance to get out and look nice for a while, but if the need arises they will definitely be good to go.
I did not get a chance to sew up all the patterns in the bundle yet but I know from the two patterns that I did get to sew that she really focused on getting the sizing & the instructions are SO detailed. One example of this is the detail she puts into showing the different types of stitches you can do to finish the neckline.
Bitty Beetle Bodysuit, Tee & Gown
The Stitchwerx Designs S115 Bitty Beetle Bodysuit, Tee & Gown pattern is an Intermediate level pattern designed to work well with 2-way or 4-way stretch knit fabrics. Features include a lap shoulder neckline with contrast binding for easy on and off dressing. Make a snap-crotch bodysuit, tee or gown with your choice of short, long or extra-long mitten sleeves.
Comfy Caterpillar Easy Knit Pants
The Stitchwerx Designs S117 Comfy Caterpillar pants is a Confident Beginner level pattern designed to be sewn with 2 way or 4 way stretch knits. There are two style options to make hemmed or cuffed pants. These are so simple to make (only 1 paper pattern piece). Cutting Chart is included for contrasting waistband and cuffs. No elastic needed!
Roly Poly Lined Pants
The Stitchwerx Designs S118 Roly Poly Pants pattern is an Intermediate level pattern. Roly Poly Pants are lined with plenty of ease in the waist and hips. There is extra length so they can be cuffed to show off the contrast lining. This will give you extended wear as you can unroll the cuff as your baby grows. Contrasting rectangular front and rear chevron pockets are cute coordinating accents with the rolled cuffs. These pants can be sewn from woven fabrics, knit fabrics, or a combination of both.
Tiddly Wink Toppers
The Stitchwerx Designs S120 Tiddly Wink Toppers is a Beginner level pattern designed to be sewn with 2 way or 4 way stretch knits. There are two style options to make a Round Slouchy Beanie or a Square Beanie. These beanies are such a quick sew, you will want to make several for your little one!
The Bitty Beetle, Comfy Caterpillar & Tiddly Wink Toppers patterns all include a special bonus section with tips for sewing knits without a serger. The Bitty Beetle and Comfy Caterpillar patterns also have a bonus "Faux Coverstitch Quick Tutorial". You do not need a serger to sew any of the garments included in this suite of patterns.
Kim has been kind enough to host a giveaway as part of her tour.
Prize Package & Giveaway Rules
*4 patterns of your choice from Stitchwerx Designs
* Set of 4 Custom 8 x 10" Art Prints from Artful Life Designs
* $25 Gift Card from the Fabric Store of Your Choice
* Set of 100 Custom Mommy/Playdate Cards from Artful Life Designs
The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway end: 6/20/14 at midnight EDT.
One winner will be chosen and announced on 6/21/14.
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PS. If you love baby clothes there is already been some adorable clothes that have been made this pattern bundle. You check out the bloggers below.
Wednesday, June 11
Mama Says Sew
The Berry Bunch
Begin With B
Thursday, June 12
Lulu & Celeste
Friday, June 13
Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Monday, June 16
Playground Pixie Designs
Friends Stitched Together
The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Tuesday June 17
Stitch and Bake
The Life of a Compulsive Crafter