Category: baby shower gift

Pattern Test: Shoulder Snap T-Shirt and Seated Panel Pants Harem Style

After I finished testing the Overlap Bodysuit for Kylie Crettenden of Fresh Stitch Patterns, she invited me to test two more patterns she had in the works.  This is probably vain of me, but I was flattered to actually be ASKED to test a pattern instead of applying and hoping to be selected…so I said yes.   Plus, Kylie is really nice to test for.  Her patterns come to testing already fitting very well and only needing slight changes for fit.  And the clothing turns out looking quite professional.  That being said, I don’t LOVE the style of Harem Pants.  Not my thing-at least not for my girl (I think Kylie is working on a version for older kids who don’t wear diapers anymore.  I can see these being really comfy pajamas for Pigg#3).  However, these have grown on me and look like they are really comfortable.  Pigg#4 got sick over Thanksgiving while at my sister’s house and I put her in these so she’d be comfy. One of the great things about these pants in there are only 3 pattern pieces!  They come together so stinking fast!  And Kylie has a link in her instructions for putting the elastic for the waistband directly on the pants with a serger instead of creating a casing, which makes these even faster to whip out.  The cuffs are folded up in...

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Baby Quilt for Sister in Law

Mr. Jigg’s sister just had had her first baby.  We were all really excited to welcome that baby boy into the family!  I figured she didn’t have a million quilts and blankets from other children so I could make one for her.  I love having a reason to make new quilts!  And I really love how this one turned out.  Hope I get to meet the little man and drink in his little “babyness”. This quilt is based off the quilt and tutorial over on  Must Love Quilts.  Such beautiful designs!  Come to think of it, I haven’t shared the quilt I made for Pigg#1’s bed.  It was based off one of her designs too.  Guess I’ll have to photograph and share that soon. I’d love to make a quilt for you too!  I’m up for all sorts of designs.  Send me and email or pop over to my etsy page and send me a message so we can talk about it....

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KCWC-Faux Vest

Wow.  I actually got another thing made this week! My sister-in-law is about to have a baby boy and said she could use some more clothes since her first boy put some nice stains on his clothes.  Hopefully she’s too busy to look at this blog before it gets to her!  Crossing my fingers that I’m not ruining the surprise! Now I’ve made tie onesies before.  I made one for Pigg#3 when he was born and loved it for dressing up my baby to go to church without making a bunch of fuss. But my SIL sew too and has already done that.  So when I saw this adorable idea I had to do it too!  And then I had to made another in a bigger size for Pigg#3.  It fit Pigg#3 well so hopefully this smaller one will fit the new baby too.    And then I had to squeeze out matching pants for both outfits because it’s so adorable.  The fabric is from one of Mr. Jiggs’ old dress shirts that were too short in the sleeve. I used Dana’s flat front pant tutorial.    And then I cut up some of Mr. Jigg’s old khaki pants that were fraying on the hem to make some matching khaki pants in a slightly bigger size.  And then I started making bow ties out of the scraps!  I went...

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Baby Shower Gift: Blanket with an X

This is my all time favorite blanket that I’ve made ever.  Beside the Baby-life Quilt.  But seriously, it took huge will-power to wrap this blanket up and give it away instead of hoarding it for some distant future date when I have another baby girl. I love the the birdy print and the sweet yellow polka dots on the other fabric.  The pinks are just my kind of pinks.  Soft but not pale. I realized that curved edges work better for the Ric Rac edges so the edge came out perfectly.  And I realized that by sewing from corner to corner in a big ‘X’, the two pieces of flannel will stay together and won’t shift or slide. You can see part of the ‘X’ stitch better in this picture.  Simple but still effective. So now I feel like making Pigg#3 his own flannel blanket, even if it won’t have a crocheted...

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Baby Shower Gift: Self Binding Blanket 2

Okay, I’ve already made this kind of blanket several times.  And shown them too.  But it’s hard to go to as many baby showers as I’ve been to in the last 4 months and not repeat ideas!  But I’m sharing this blanket because I love the print.  I bought it at Joann’s shortly after Pigg#2 was born because I loved both the print and the color scheme.  Girly but not overly pink or flowery.  I wish I have bought more because I still love it and could have used more making matching burp cloths and such.  But I couldn’t find it at my Joann’s anymore once I actually had a use for it and I still haven’t tried buying fabric online.  I really like walking down aisles of fabric and feeling them as I go along.   When I take Pigg#2 she likes to reach her hands out too and say,”Feel ’em?”  Maybe I’m starting her a bit young, but I hope she’ll grow to appreciate sewing even if she doesn’t love...

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