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A Gift for Gavin

Added Jun 21, 2010

by caramia-made

British Columbia...






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




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy

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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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    • Cara_kiss_large

      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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