I got the happy opportunity to sew for a baby recently. I didn’t start sewing for my kids until after my littlest was past the year mark so this was a fun departure. Today I’m sharing with you the newly released Suite of baby patterns from Stitchwerx. And it’s full of great baby staples for you AND go-to baby shower gifts, just in case your house doesn’t have any tiny baby feet at the moment. I’m sharing my favorite items I sewed up today.
All of the Stitchwerx patterns I have worked with have a few things in common.
The directions are beyond complete. There are tips for working with knits, where to get knits (did you know Kim features specially designed Spoonflower fabric in her examples- fun!), and very comprehensive directions on constructing each piece. Still confused? Kim would happily answer your questions.
Up first the Roly Poly pants. All the seams in these pants are enclosed. Perfect against soft little baby legs. The cuffs allow for extra wear because you can fold them down as baby grows. My niece is very tall too so I sewed up a 6 month width and 9 month length. Customize for your kiddo! The fit is so great. I can tell you from having tall kids myself being able to sew stuff that really fits for them is really nice.
I think these pants could pretty easily be made reversible, omitting the pockets would make that easier- and the pants would sew up super fast that way. But then again the pockets are awfully cute. No? Here’s the little tush-
The full baby suite includes these pants for the days when your baby wants to feel more put together, and then the Comfy Caterpillars for when you just want to take a nap in the sun.
I’m not going to lie I made these up in extra fabric I had because I was nervous about sizing- the material makes them very I dream of Jeannie for me- and I loved how they turned out! Also so easy. If we ever have another set of tiny legs to dress around here it will be all these pants all of the time.
So after you partied in your Roly Poly pants, napped in your Comfy Caterpillars, (make sure you’re wearing your slouchy hat while doing both), you can put on your gown and tuck in for a good nights sleep. Being a baby is hard! 🙂
The gown pattern, which also includes a Bodysuit/Tee pattern, has a mitten option to cover up those little hands while your babe sleeps. Because babies have tiny sharp hands and scratch themselves! And mittens are really great for chewing on….
A moment of caution. The directions for this pattern are solid, but take your time. It is easy to get this flipped and flopped if you aren’t paying close attention. Make sure you have the necklines lapped properly and your arms and mittens all working in the right directions.
The whole set is a wonderful addition to the pattern drawer. I enjoyed being able to sew up things I have previously have picked up off the shelf. And as a bonus got to take pictures with tiny baby toes, and while babies bob and move a lot they don’t really complain about your picture taking. That was nice!
File this great fact away in case you need it, this whole set comes in Premie sizes. That is hard to find! The whole bundle is available now HERE.
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I received these patterns for being a tester, but I really do think they are great!