Making baby clothes

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We have recently acquired an overlocker in the family and of course my sister and I had to have a go straight away by making some baby clothes for the bump. My sister has been sewing baby clothes for a while so it was good to have her by my side showing me what to do.

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My first attempt was at making a night suit. I need to finish it off with some push buttons.

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My sister made this cute suit first out of some stretchy fabric she had just bought at Cathy’s in Kolding. I think we spent an hour and a half in the shop looking around, deciding on what to get and chatting to Cathy who is a lovely American with a beautiful danish.

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These cute overalls were also made by my sis – wanting to try out the overlocker with some less stretchy fabric. The fabric is some stuff I received from different lovely and generous people.

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Finally is the thing I’m most proud off. It’s a refashion of some old cushion covers I sewed years ago but didn’t want anymore. I still have enough for another pair. To me they just scream spring!

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The old cushion covers

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Cutting out the pattern

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Detail from the pocket

9 Responses

  1. Lula Sapphire
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    Here is almost everything you need to know about dressing your baby. Really nice ideas about baby clothes. Thanks for sharing.

    • EddieDuckling
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      Your welcome Lula!

  2. Unique baby clothes
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    I have know more ideas that baby cloths. With extra information gather from your site.

  3. Caitriona
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    These are so cute! I love the corduroy trousers.
    I hope everything is going well!

    • Eddie
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      Thank you Catriona, I love them too.

  4. Heidi /I'm with Leia
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    Wow love all these – and do wish I could sew too….

    Have seen this book: Børnetøj du selv kan sy 0-4 år ( I noticed that the other book you mentioned was in Danish…) I can’t wait for my mother in law to start making everything from this book for my little one – It’s totally retro fabulous but can be adjusted if that’s not totally your cup of tea 😉

    Or the Norweian book Brukt på nytt – is also fab, filled with things you can make of what you already have in the home. I adore the idea of re-make 🙂

    Have a nice day!

    • Eddie
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      Thanks Heidi,
      I know the book ‘ børnetøj du selv kan sy 0-4 år’ very well. My mother has had it for 29 year to be exact. Its a funny story. We all thought it was hers but actually there is a dedication in there showing that it is mine and I received it in a christening present from my aunt and uncle. I hope your mother-in-law will make some things from it for your own very beautiful bump (I was just admiring the pictures the other day).
      I don’t know the other Norwegian book – but I will try to find it at the library. Is it the one from Kathrine Gregersen? The one I posted about called ‘Sy børnetøj af nyt og gammelt’ by Lone Villaume and Hanne Aamand seems to be along the same lines.
      Thank you for the tip!

  5. Shams
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    OMIGOSH, how cute are those? Almost makes me wish my teens were young. Almost. 😉

    • Eddie
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      Thank you Shams – it was so much fun to make too. I learnt so much that day from my sister.