At least one Sunday a month, we like to take some time out to share a unique sewing experience that stands out a bit from the rest in a series we call “Sunday Sew.” This month, Spoonflower staffer Allie stops by to talk about her experience sewing up a sophisticated Sprout Patterns Laurel Blouse, which she wore on her trip to NYC for Martha Stewart’s American Made 2015 Awards!
It’s time to kick off another week of makes! This week is all about the layette. So what’s a layette, anyway? A layette is simply a baby’s first wardrobe. It comes from the French word for little drawer. It’s all the essentials a newborn baby will need to get through her first few months including: a bodysuit, no-scratch mittens, kimono-style shirts that don’t need to be slipped over the baby’s head, socks, booties, caps, and a cute spare onesie for when all of those other things are dirty and a photo-op arises! Spoonflower crew member Theresa is here to share some of her favorite layette patterns you can chip away at all week long!
Happy Sunday, friends! Today we’re sharing a very special baby edition of Sunday Sew. Spoonflower crew member Theresa stops by to share her experience stitching up one of our favorite patterns for babes, The Footie Leggings from Brindille & Twig. Stay and sew along, won’t you?
Come November (or maybe October? We all know babies have their own schedule!) I will become the proud aunt of my second nephew. I was overjoyed and honored when my sister asked my mom and I to work together on making an outfit for little Freddie to come home from the hospital in. Baby’s first outfit is very important! This is his chance to set the tone for a lifetime of many dashing sartorial choices. I was thrilled that my sister chose this pattern from Brindille & Twig, because I love all of their patterns and was privy to their reputable pattern making credentials (because believe me folks, there are some ill-written sewing patterns out there in internet-land!).
After much consultation, pinning, and favoriting, my sister decided on Sun, Moon, Stars in Parisian Blue designed by Andrea Lauren. So I ordered up a yard on cuddly soft Organic Cotton Knit, and washed the fabric with gentle detergent and cold water as soon as it finished printing and I could take it home.
Brindille & Twig patterns are very well laid out and easy to follow. What I love most about sewing for babies is that cutting & taping their sewing patterns is a breeze! That part took no time at all. I won’t go into all the instructions and steps here for how to make the leggings. If you want to make these and need instructions, you can purchase the pattern from the Brindille & Twig site for a very reasonable price.
I also plan to make a few knit baby hats, and I’d love to stitch up another pair of these leggings with contrasting soles. It’s official, this baby is definitely going to be rocking a heavily handmade wardrobe if this aunt has anything to do with it! Have you had experience sewing with this pattern or do you have a favorite baby legging pattern that you swear by? If so, please share!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend, and happy stitching!