15 February 2010

Onesie dress

This weekend I made a onesie dress with this tutorial. The tutorial is completely customizable for size and style - super fun. The onesie is completely intact under the skirt, so it will fit nicely without any bunching.

If you think the skirt looks like an old sheet, you're right! This was a test project so I didn't want to "waste" any of my other fabric. As it turns out, I really like it.

More to come!

05 February 2010

Booties for the baby part 2

I made another pair of booties for the baby. Apparently I was a bit distracted (pregnancy brain anyone?!) and I forgot to use fusible interfacing. All parts of the shoe should have been fused with lightweight interfacing.

The photo above is the uninterfaced pair after washing and drying. The result of not using interfacing is a much softer shoe and the elastic gathers the fabric tighter.

Here is the pair of booties I previously made (with interfacing) ...

Although both pairs of booties are very soft and look extremely comfy, the interfaced shoes look and feel much sturdier – more like a "shoe" versus a "slipper."

I'm not sure which design I like best. It would certainly help if I had a baby to actually use these shoes so I could decide based on fit. Less than eight weeks and I'll (most likely) have a little product tester of my own :)