A Gift for Gavin

Added Jun 21, 2010

by caramia-made

British Columbia...

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Description

My best friend is expecting a baby boy in late July so I figured I’d better get off my duff and make him a present – especially since I have to mail it to the other side of the country! I found a vintage playsuit pattern at the thrift store for $0.25 (Simplicity 6948 in case you’re wondering) and used some leftover fabric from a dress I made for myself, to create this ridiculously adorable outfit. I decided to scale up the pattern from a size 6-months to be at least 1 year – my reasoning being that Gavin will be 6 months old in late January and Newfoundland isn’t exactly very warm at that time of year (ha ha ha!).

I kind of messed up the front and back facings though since I wasn’t paying attention and forgot to scale those pieces up (I blame it on watching World Cup while cutting out fabric), but I was able to insert a bit of extra fabric so everything fit properly. My sister-in-law is visiting from the UK and she brought me back some iron-transfer labels that she designed for me (she is an amazing artist and you can check out her work here) and I put one inside to add a personal touch. Oh, and check out those CUUUUUTE buttons! They look like little hazelnuts! :D

More details on this project and many other spring projects at my blog

Material Notes

Cotton, buttons

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Children
Garment Type
Jumpsuit
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 21, 2010, 03.58 PMby tamezdc

    Aww this is great! I have yet to venture into using patterns. This one seems simple enough to make with a pattern.

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      Jun 22, 2010, 02.36 AMby caramia-made

      Too funny – I have yet to successfully make something WITHOUT a pattern! :)

      I would recommend this one, it was sooooo easy. I think you can find it on Etsy, there are lots of vintage patterns on there. Or you could always check out local thrift stores – they are a goldmine for sewing and knitting stuff!

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