When I made the co-ordinating clothing set for baby it inspired me to have a look for some other fabrics in my stash to make some alternatives! I thought it would be nice for Toby to join in too and be able to co-ordinate with baby for some ‘coming home’ pictures. We often dress Toby in a long sleeve t-shirt rather than a jumper anyway so I thought it would be nice for him to have a couple more for the autumn and winter.
I bought half a metre of this ‘art class’ jersey in green from Ray Stitch in the sale ages ago thinking that it would be nice to use for Toby at some point. Baby things are such a good way to use a small remnant or cut of a more exciting print in combination with other solids so I paired this with some cotton spandex in peacock blue from Girl Charlee.
For Toby I’ve used the Brindille and Twig Ringer Tee again as a great basic tee. I had enough of the pencils jersey to cut out a pair of t-shirts which are the reverse of each other. Both look really great, so I’m looking forward to Toby growing into them.
Once they were finished, there were still a few scraps of jersey left and it seemed a shame to put them away or to waste them. I managed to use all the little left over pieces to make another newborn baby set. This time I used the cuffed version of the wee lap tee to more closely mirror Toby’s top, though there was only enough of the printed jersey to cut the front so the back is plain.
I got to use the final option from the Teeny Beanie pattern too- the plain hat without ears. Now I’ve made all three types and like them all. This one is the fastest and least fussy to construct I think though.
Even the tiniest scraps got used to tie in the feet of the footed trousers. This is a slightly more understated outfit for the baby I think. Still definitely a ‘set’, but I’m sure we will mix and match the pieces with other clothes too.
I’m really hopeful that we will be able to get some great family photos once the baby arrives in their matching outfits, but even if they don’t ever get worn at the same time, I know that both Toby and the baby will get some good wear out of these this winter. Now I just need to trace off the next size up to be ready for the next growth spurt!
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This is so adorable! I love the back to school vibe fabrics that seem to be all over! Yours are just lovely and soft and will make for a wonderful family day! Your use of every little scrap is inspiring! I save mine and let my granddaughter rummage through the bin to her delight she pieced together a pillow! At 6 she knows all about “reduce, reuse, recycle”! ❤
I love baby clothes for using up scraps of jersey. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to inspire my children with the sewing machine and a stash of scraps in the future though too. Well done to your granddaughter!
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