Sunday, April 27, 2008

Project Sunday: Baby Boy Blue Buntings

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.
Josh Billings

Yes, friends of mine are expecting twin baby boys, and so this weekend I made two pairs of matching baby buntings from this Simplicity pattern.

It's an extremely easy pattern and a TNT (tried and true) favorite of mine for baby shower gifts. There are only five pattern pieces: a back, a front, a back sleeve, and two pieces that make up the front sleeve and the "mitten".

I used my sewing machine to insert the zipper, finish the top edge of the mitten and the bottom edge of the front sleeve, and attach the bias tape around the neckline. I used my serger for the major construction - attaching sleeves to the body and sewing the front to the back.
Here are close-ups of the two flannel prints selected by the parents-to-be: Sports and Nursery Rhymes.

And here is a not-very-good shot of two of the buntings:

I haven't been doing well getting any pictures of people actually wearing the things that I make for them to show you, but I will do my best to get a picture of the twins in these buntings after they are born... :)