Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bloomers for the little one

Sewing Baby Bloomers

Recently I checked out the book Sweet Booties by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader from our library and tried out a few items from that. While the patterns came together really well and the final products looked good, Most of them were too big for my teeny-miny daughter. Here's a simplified bloomer that I based on the coverpage pattern. Since I have very little experience with knits, and this was my very first attempt to use walking foot. The final product is understandably less than perfect. But its still usable and the knit is very very comfy so I'm sure it will get used once the warmer weather comes along.
Do I recommend this book? Yes, if you're a beginner to intermediate level sewer. The projects are simple, things that get used daily with kids and they do have that cuteness factor which is a "Must have" in kids projects. My only advice - Pay attention to the sizing. I needed to use "Newborn" sizes for my "One and a half" year old. I don't know if she's THAT small or the sizes run THAT big.
I'll be showing off more stuff that I made based on this book in future posts.