Sunday, November 25, 2012

A little Christmas Ensemble

My business associate (Mom) and I went Christmas shopping the other day and I thought I would poke around and see if I could find a cute Christmas-y outfit for the baby.

Turns out that my idea of "cute" and Target/Old Navy's idea of cute are very different.

While looking at all these outfits that were not quite my style for this baby, it occurred to me that I possessed a certain set of skills and if I couldn't find something cute for the baby to wear at Christmastime, I could certainly make something!


I took a scrap of fabric from my stash and appliqued it to one of the baby's onesies.  Super easy.

If you know how to do a blind-hem stitch (the same stitch you use to tack down a quilt's binding by hand), then you know how to applique... it's the same thing!

And I went back to my favorite Quick Change Trousers pattern to make these little Christmas pants.

Voila!  I did all the cutting one night and all the sewing the next night: (almost) instant Christmas ensemble, and just what I wanted.

Happy early Christmas present, Baby Boy Butler!

Your Mom and Dad and the rest of the family can't wait to meet you...

 And I especially can't wait to see you in these little Christmas clothes !




Kate said...

I bought the Quick-Change pattern, but since it takes a surprisingly large amount of fabric, I haven't tried it yet. Soon. Probably. :) Cutie pie outfit for a cutie pie boy.

Rhea Butler said...

Hey Kate! I am curious: are you using the pattern from the Handmade Beginnings book or the pattern from the All Set pattern set that was just recently released?

Dana said...

That outfit is adorable! I'm going to start making some after the first of the year (too many projects in queue already!

Cindy said...

When is Baby Butler due to arrive?

A Day In The Life........ said...

I so need to make some of these pants! I just love the looks of them!