I don’t know about you but in my universe today is December 2nd. Because I really meant to write the next blog post straight after the last one.
Speaking of it, I am clearly really good at time management and also keeping on track… Not sure, if I have mentioned it already but I am currently very concerned about the fact that I will soonish go back to proper work and if a career change might be an option. With my skills I should definitely look into something like a management position where you have to work to deadlines. Any suggestions?
Anyway, as I am realising that some of you might insist it is already January 2nd, let me just wish those crazy people a happy and healthy new year. To all the other reasonable and believing in my universe, enjoy a peaceful December full of relaxed evenings with mulled wine and ginger bread.
And since we will never agree on this issue, I might just focus on the more exciting projects lately rather than trying to post every single item I have ever made. Because I did have a very good few weeks sewingwise. I was working like mad to reduce my stash to have an excuse to get a Lillestoff Glueckspaket (or 3 to make the shipping costs more reasonable). Lillestoff, the organic fabric company sometimes has 1kg of fabric for 18 Euro which corresponds to 4-5 pieces of surprise fabric which really is a bargain. And exciting. But back on track.
I think I have mentioned before that some of my friends have finally reached an age where they could safely think of having a baby. So I can finally make some cute little things for cute little babies. Plus they have the right size to use up some tiny pieces of scrap fabric. But before doing that, I had to buy some of the cutest fabric ever: Zwergenwelt (world of dwarfs) by Susalabim. Before said babies had even been born.
I will still be able to use up plenty of fabric at a later stage. I am sure. One of the new borns is a girl and luckily, I will be able to make cute dresses and tunics …. Even in the extended family I am just about running out of cute girls with the youngest girl turning 3 already in March.
The other baby is a poor little boy who keeps getting dressed in 48 shades of blue and grey. His mum has already started to send me artsy fartsy black and white pictures only to hide that he is wearing another blue and grey outfit. She can’t hide it though as I can see it anyway in his disapproving and begging-for-colour look.
For this extended cuteness project, I have even invested in new patterns, especially designed for small baby items as I am planning to sew a lot for them (and you know how determined I usually am to turn my plans into reality)
The perfect newborn present seemed to be the Wickelshirt by klimperklein which can be opened at the front so no need to pull anything over the head.
So this is the girls version in 62:
pattern: Wickelshirt by klimperklein, fabric: Zwergenwelt by Lillestoff, design Susalabim
And the boys version in 68:
I have also used this pattern for another new-born who needed a “partner look” with his older brother
pattern: Leo by pattydoo and Wickelshirt by klimperklein, fabric by Hamburger Liebe
For me that is perfect partner look as the fabrics are individual enough but still visibly connected.
Lately, I had also spotted a few super cute baby garments online using the book Babyleicht by klimperklein. A book that I so not wanted to buy as it has only patterns up to size 98. So almost too late for my children. But there was a super cute tunic and also a super cute pinafore dress in it so I finally decided to buy it and I do not regret it.
Initially, I meant to use the Zwergenwelt for a tunic in 62 as well but it would have destroyed the very large pattern, so I went for a different fabric.
pattern: Knopftunika out of Babyleicht by klimperklein, fabric: left overs
I thought I needed some trousers to go with it and enthusiastically made these…
pattern: trousers out of Babyleicht by Klimperklein, fabric: left overs
I made superlong cuffs so they can initially be folded and then grow with the baby.
To be honest, I think it is a bad match but they can still be worn separately.
My last project for today is the little pinafore which I made for my god child. I used the left overs of a fabric that my daughters friend chose for her birthday present dress. A rather unusual choice (not sure if I showed it here already) but in any case perfect style for a pinafore I think.
pattern: Latzkleid out of Babyleicht by Klimperklein, fabric: left overs
I find this sooo cool, unfortunately my daughter is far too old and uncute for this style. But if the little one comes after his brother, I might still be able to make another one at some point 🙂
Enough for today, Part 2 of the highlights produced lately will follow soon, probably on the 3rd, I would assume.