Sunday, 29 April 2012

Easy baby clothes tutorials

  
So, I know there are like billions of gorgeous baby clothes tutorials out there, because I have seeeeen them.  But seeing as I know no babies I never bother saving them or remembering where I saw them.  And now I've just been invited to my cousins wedding (this weekend coming!) and they have a new baby so I thought it might be nice to make their baby something too. 

This is where you guys come in...

I need help!!

I have pinterested and googled and all sorts and not found anything particularly exciting.  I would love to make a cute little outfit but keeping in mind it's starting to get cold and I have never sewn baby clothes before.

I mean, I could just go for a basic skirt and buy a little top and applique it, which I'm thinking might be the easiest option.  But I can't find a good skirt tutorial for a cute skirt, I want it to be a bit exciting, not just a circle of fabric.  Apparently she is wearing size 0 at the moment so I thought I should make something in a size 1? I really have Absolutely No Idea. 

Please send links and advice my way!!




8 comments:

Amanda said...

If she's a size 0 now, then I'd definitely make a size 1 item. How about a pinafore in some cute fabric like courduroy (spelling??) or denim. You could put a little applique on the front if you like a some cute trim along the bottom. A pinafore could be worn in winter with a long sleev top and tights/leggings underneath and also in spring too.

Hope you've had a good weekend x

San @ Made in Hem said...

Hey sweetie, start here: http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/ and all will be fine! :)
Really! There are a couple of great tutorials in there and even if you hardly know how to sew you will succeed!
Oh sorry, just figured this will be a long night for you again to go through all the links... ;)

Maggie said...

Not many from scratch clothes on there but here is a link to my Pinterest baby board. A few cute things, too bad we aren't coming in to summer, those pink sandle-y things with the flowers would be nice.
http://pinterest.com/pearlschell/baby/
Good luck!

Cassandra said...

My bub is a size 1-2, so I've been making cute little dresses, skirts & things for ages now & the majority, are made from free tutorials.
It seems to be that pinafores are the big thing this winter. Smashed Peas and Carrots has a great cross over pinafore pattern, that would look cute with a skivvy or long sleeve top and a pair of frilly bum leggings underneath. There's heaps of tutorials out there for the leggings too.
You could search pinterest for pinafore or jumper tutorials.. there are quite a few floating around & they are really nice and easy to make & look super cute on little toddlers!

sarah said...

I am no expert on this!
The only thing I can think of is there are some pants and knickers in the meet me at mikes book 1 and some girls clothes in book 2. They are all really easy to make. I can lend you the 2nd book if you don't have that one?
Also, the etsy store that I downloaded the coat from has other things too (patterns are reasonably inexpensive)- http://www.etsy.com/shop/heidiandfinn?ref=seller_info

Maybe try searching in etsy stores that sell pdf patterns?

Tania said...

Cripes, I am so out of the tiny baby loop - but I do remember all that baby dressing/moving about malarkey. Avoid small baby skirt methinks. Definitely opt pinafore!

2paw said...

I usually knit a hat, or a blanket ro a cardi. I sew a quilt and I have made cut bloomers with ruffles. But I am not in the tiny baby loop either!!!

ANB said...

If you decide against clothes, I have made several renditions of this baby blanket fairly succesfully:

http://icraftblog.blogspot.com.au/2009/01/minky-blanket-tutorial.html

It's basically just two bits of fabric, sewn together, but because one side is lovely soft minky and the other side is pretty cotton the appearance far outweighs the effort!