I seem to be sewing up a storm for little Ava lately…which makes sense because
A: my other girls were summer newborns, so the clothes they wore are off season right now.
B: tiny baby clothes are irresistible
C: I freaking love to sew.
As I mentioned before, I pattern tested Dana’s new shorts pattern earlier in the month, and these were the second round of shorts! I had to try out the racer short version, and play around with the pockets a little. And of course, each pair needed a matching onesie. It’s just common sense. All of these shorts were made with 3/4″ elastic and in the 12 mo size, and I also shortened the hem 1/2″.
So: racer shorts. LOVED these. I used some fantastic bias tape that I’ve been hoarding, purchased from this shop. Tip: I found that sewing through the bias tape while sewing the waistband was going to be too thick for my machine, so I just sewed up to the tape, back stitched, then started sewing on the other side. Worked fine! The fabric is from Riley Blake by Tasha Noel.
The onesie I made using my ric rac flower tutorial and some buttons, sewn right onto the onesie! Easy and cute.
I also trimmed these gray polka dot shorts with some fuschia piping-love how that combo turned out. The fabric is Bubbles in Gray from Lily Bella Fabrics. The stencil is the same one I used for my dresser redo! Although I think Rory may have accidentally thrown it away after I used it for the onesie, cause I can’t find it anywhere and it WAS trash night. Sad day.
Kind of my favorite onesie! I just used tape and some fabric paint to create the stripes across the front-sliding some cardboard inside to protect the back (I did the same with the stenciled onesie above) Then I sewed on a few buttons to bring in the yellow of the shorts-which I did the same pockets with some ric rac trim. Fun!
So how’d you like to win the pattern for yourself? Sweet, cause we’re giving away a copy of the Kid Shorts pattern to 3 winners! yippee! Enter below: