Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I've had Habitual's baby kimono on my 'tutorials I'd like to try' list for a long while, and now I can finally check it off. I made this for a baby shower gift, size 0-6 mos. The tutorial was great, and I'm proud of the result. I used a snap instead of another tie inside, and next time I'm going to lengthen that side of the kimono so the snap goes under the arm. Thanks, Habitual!
I thought the lil' kimono needed a pair of matching pants, so I trolled around on the web until I found this newborn pants pattern from Beesnest.org. I used 13 inches instead of 12 inches of elastic around the waist (12 just looked so impossibly tiny, but what do I know? Both my babies were 9 lbs when they were born), and I shortened the pants quite a bit to make them more cropped. Thanks, Beesnest!
After making those, I discovered kid's pants are just about the easiest thing to sew in the entire universe. I need to get crackin' and sew some for my daughters.