Wednesday, September 24, 2008

baby kimono, check

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 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.


  1. So cute! I think I might try to make matching (or coordinating) Christmas pjs for my kids this year. That will probably be the first chance I have to try my hand at making clothes.

    I just have to say that I really look forward to Mon and Wed mornings! I love your posts and your pics are always so perfectly lit.

  2. adorable! Love the blue wall against that pink, great fabric choice by the way.

  3. Olivia, thanks. I have really loved doing the blog too.
    Hey, what about friday posts? no good? :-)
    can't wait to see the christmas pjs.

    Katie, thanks. I love their blue room. sometimes I wish the whole house were that color.

  4. Oh, that's adorable!! The kimono looks perfect!
    I'm so anxious about getting myself a sewing machine so I can try to make some baby clothes too!

    Always happy here when you post something new! ;)

  5. This is just adorable. I love to make kids pants because they are so easy. I feel like I have accomplished something and it didn't take much time at all.

  6. I really need to get the sewing machine going again. Just don't have the energy right now. Maybe the week the girls are gone?!

  7. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!
    So cute!

    I love it, so glad you enjoyed the pattern! :)

  8. It's super gorgeous! Well done, larissa!

  9. That is so cute! I love the fabric you chose and the brown trim.

  10. larissa,
    Do you know every time I come and visit you,
    I look at my sewing machine with loving eyes thinking..." AH! If only I knew how to use you"
    the kimono is DARLING!

  11. thanks for the sweet comments, everyone. Art scrap, get on that machine! It isn't that hard. Opens a whole new world! (like you need more crafts to do!)
    Jessica, you mean the week the girls will be gone and YOU WILL HAVE A NEWBORN? you are a real woman. you put me to shame. :-)


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