Sometimes it is things that her parents actually ask for – like this car “catch-all” tote for all her little things. My daughter-in-law found this idea and a simple tutorial on Pinterest and I kinda took it from there…
It is just a simple bag with gusseted corners, but I wanted to give it a bit more body, so I quilted outside layer first and then made the bag. You can find the basic instructions for it HERE
Made it personal of course, for my little miss J 🙂
My all time favorite, when it comes to baby-girl sewing, pink 50wt Aurifil was used for quilting here and I love it, again.
Pink one was for mom’s car and then for dad’s car, made it a not so…girly? Ha ha!
But since this was a second one, I thought I would add some pockets to the inside layer – for that binky or sippy-cup…
And then cam the big adventure in sewing – making stuff from KNIT cotton fabric – eeek!! You know how we quilters are leery of things that stretch!! But hey, once upon a time, before I was a quilter, I actually did a lot of garment sewing, so it was kinda a coming back of sorts…
I really love that pattern comes with FOUR different options for sleeves and I actually used TWO of them together – Long sleeve combined with a Flutter sleeve! I also added the pocket on my own, albeit I should have moved it a bit more to the side…but hey, it was just the first one!
Second one, I used some really soft, amazing quality knit from my favorite fabric house, Art Galley Fabric – I just can’t get enough of this sunshine-y yellow print from Caroline Hulse’s collection Gleeful! It just makes me so happy! And my little J looks so cute in yellow too. 🙂
Stitching the neck band – that made me really nervous…but you know what? – it was just fine with little bit of patience and great instructions in the pattern (thank you Chelsea! 🙂 )
Speaking of different variations – here is another one! I am of course now also hooked on searching for cute and great quality knit fabrics and found another great source – Monaluna Organic Fabric ! This is from Anya Knits – they are just sooooo soooftttt…..
Not the best photos above, I apologize…It was really late at night when I finished, I just snapped a few and then I delivered them to my cutie-pie asap, so maybe I will have to get some better ones of her modeling it! 🙂
Oh how I love, love, love spending time with her. Playing, singing, dancing, going out for a walk… One evening we ventured in grandma’s sewing room and as I slid the “door” of my fabric stash (my design wall), and revealed my stash (strategically, the part where all kids prints and fabrics are!), she went “OOOOHHHH” – can you believe it?? And then we grabbed a pile and this happened!!!
Wishing you all the same and happy, happy weekend!