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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Mystery Pattern for Baby Trousers

I have been trying to track down one of the patterns I printed off in January as a PDF.  I named it 'Baby pants for 6 months square is 5cm or 2in.pdf'. It looks like this:

So I assume I found it via a search on Google or Pinterest such as "baby pants free sewing pattern".

The trouble now is that I can't identify where I got it from. I've used it a couple of times (having enlarged it on squared paper, and lengthened the legs). But I would really like to be able to acknowledge the source. I think it may not be English / American, as the centre front seam is marked 'MV' and the centre back seam is marked 'MA'. I'm not sure what those stand for, maybe something like milieu ventre and milieu arriere. (Though I am not saying this is a French pattern - I just have no idea.) At the bottom it says - 'Back to overview of patterns'. But if there was a hyperlink it has disappeared.

I've done all the searches again that I can possible think I might have used, but to no avail. I just can't find the pattern again.

If anyone recognises it, I would love to know where it comes from so I can say thank you!

On another post I will put the pants I've made using the above pattern (adapted a bit).

UPDATE: I've found it! It's a great pattern, and there are more on the same web Site. Thank you, Suzy!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Baby Bibs and Aprons

Bibs and aprons are such useful things as gifts to a new mum. And generally so easy to make.  I've been collecting patterns for making them, and in this blog I will give the links to the ones I've found the most useful. First, here are a couple of examples, first of a wrap-around bib, that was very popular with the baby's mum, and secondly, of a dribble bib with a pocket that was designed to go with a party dress.


They take such a very small amount of material, require no specially clever sewing techniques - and you can never have too many! So, read on for more information about where to find the free patterns.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

A Pink Baby Outfit

Now here's an idea. This is how I created a pretty baby dress out of almost nothing.

I was about to give this old pink valance for a single bed to the charity shop, when, with my newly creative eyes, I saw that it would be perfect for little girl dresses - with the gathering already done! so, sorry, charity shop, you can have some other things, but in this case, charity is beginning at home!