Added Jun 21, 2010
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
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