Skip to main content

Made by a Fabricista: Sewing for little people!

Sometimes you just need to sew for others, right?  Do you ever feel that need?  I believe sewing for others and seeing them in your creations is so good for the soul!


I decided to sew for this little monkey, my granddaughter!  She is 11 months and on the move! 


She lives in a much warmer climate than I do so I am somewhat envious of the no shoes and short sleeves!


I had my daughter pick out the fabric choices and don't you just love this SHOCKING pink velour?  While this jacket is too big right now, in the fall it should fit just fine and won't that be fun to wear?  
Here is a link to the pattern I used: Simplicity 1566


I deviated from the pattern a bit.  I couldn't find a zipper the length I needed so I used oversized hooks and eyes.  I honestly thought this jacket needed a lower ruffle, so I decided how wide I wanted it and then cut the fabric 2.5 times longer than the length.  After gathering using my gathering foot, I attached it with my serger.  Easy.


These black pants are made from a ponte knit.  It is super soft and washes and dries beautifully.  You want to make sure your fabric has enough stretch for the pattern, and I knew this would.  


I based my decision on the description from Fabric Mart's site.  Here is a link to that pattern, if you are interested: Simplicity 8304


These pants are slightly large around the waist, and really, really long!  Momma is going to cuff them for now.  They should fit for a long time!  Every girl needs a pair of well-fitting black pants that are comfortable and go with everything! :) 


My favorite piece I made is this little onesie.  Here is a link to that pattern: Jalie 3133.  Some of Jalie's patterns are for sale on FMs site.  Jalie is the winner when it comes to drafting and working with knits.  I highly recommend their patterns! 



 Typically Jalie's patterns range in toddler to adult sizes, but this one is for babies only.  This pattern is so well drafted.  I made the 12 month size and since Elaina is almost 12 months exactly, I couldn't be more pleased with the fit.  I just love the fabric my daughter choose for this.  This is an ITY knit and it was rather lightweight.  It washes and dried beautifully and isn't that a fun print? 


It's hard to get a little one to sit long for photos!  To stabilize the shoulders and neckband, I used SewkeyeE staytape in the extremely fine weight.  It's typically for sale on FMs site.  If you've never used it, it is a must try!  


Here is the entire outfit once again.  I can't wait to see this little one in a few short weeks and smother her little face with kisses!  


Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Adorable! So cute, and what great outfits.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Soooo cute Sue! I bet she’s a sweetie, enjoy loving on her when you visit, that is if you can keep her still!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your Granddaughter looks so cute in your creations. Wonderful job Grandma. Your visit together is sure to produce many more items of clothing and more photos to keep you till the next visit. Enjoy!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. AWE ... she is so precious!!! I enjoyed watching her enjoy her glamour shot photo session ... FIESTA :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. How precious! Your granddaughter is beautiful. I love the complete outfit, especially the onesie.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a cutie! She looks like she's having a great time in her new clothes. Enjoy your visit!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made By A Fabricista: ITY Dress

Hi sewing friends - Andrea here from Happy.Things.Here over on Insta with this week’s post – I’m sharing about a favorite fabric and pattern today!  So… the last two months have almost gotten the best of me. We made a somewhat unplanned decision to move homes and life has been just insanely busy and hard to find time to sew. But sewing  is such a joy and a stress reliever for me, so I fit in this fun and easy sew amidst the chaos and it made me sew very happy! Sneak peek – how could this print NOT make someone happy? First, let’s talk fabric. ITY , or Interlock Twist Yarn, is one of my all-time favorite fabrics for sewing clothing. Fabric Mart did an Instagram post with a video on this fabric and I highly recommend you check it out if this fabric is new to you. Three things I love about ITY – 1) it’s easy to care for and rarely wrinkles, 2) it’s easy to wear, great for drapey pieces, and works all year long, and 3) Fabric Mart gets great deadstock prints and colors from fashion design

Made By A Fabricista: Summer Separates in White Eyelet

To me, eyelet fabric suggests warm weather and sunshine.  I can envision myself sipping lemonade, while swaying on a porch swing with a gentle summer breeze on my face, all while wearing a lovely eyelet dress.  Hello Sewing Friends! It’s Sharon with Sharon Sews here sharing my latest Fabricista make with you.  This time I sewed some separates using a summer staple, eyelet fabric.   A quick search online revealed eyelet being used in more than just dresses this season, ranging from romantic dresses to flirty tops to wide-leg pants and matching camp shirts.  I even saw a man’s white eyelet top on a high-end shirt designer’s website.  There are so many options for using eyelet fabric, but I liked the look of eyelet pants with a matching top. Both fabrics were designer fabrics – I LOVE that section on the website! A white 100% cotton geometric floral embroidered eyelet lawn, and a baby pink/white 100% cotton embroidered pinwheel floral voile.  Both are so, so lovely!  I also took advantage

Made By A Fabricista: Breezy Summer Style with Rayon Challis from Fabric Mart.

Hey there my sewing friends!  Summer is here and I am all for it.  It has been exceptionally hot here in Southwest Florida. We have had temps in the high 90’s.  I want to keep cool and comfortable and still look pulled together this summer.  That’s why I chose rayon challis for this month’s summer make.   Rayon Challis is lightweight, flowy, soft and extremely comfortable to wear. It’s an excellent choice for summer outfits.  It has a beautiful drape making it an excellent choice for maxis, tops, dresses, and shorts. The fabric is lightweight and depending upon your sewing project you may need to use a lining with this fabric. Also use a lightweight interfacing when working with rayon challis.  If you are a beginner at sewing, you may find the fabric a bit fiddly to work with, but the end result is so worth it.  Fabric Mart has beautiful challis fabric to choose from. I chose this fun tropical print on an off-white background. This summer season vests are in.  I love the ease of wearin