Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Project: No Baby Animals Allowed

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
~Author Unknown

The young woman who cuts my hair just had her first baby - a little boy. I was so excited to make something for him - until she explained that her husband doesn't like any clothes with baby animals on them. "He thinks they are too childish," she explained. "Too childish for a baby?" I wondered.

But, mindful that my goal is to make THEM happy, not me, I trudged off to Joann's and dutifully by-passed the adorable Noah's Ark prints, Baby Snoopy prints and Winnie-the-Pooh prints... Let me tell you - it wasn't easy!

In the end, I found 4 fabrics to make 2 reversible baby bubbles. The first pair still retain a trace of the "awww!" cuteness that I feel is essential for baby clothes. One side is light brown with little blue cars & trucks & planes, and the other side (for when he needs to look professional) is a blue pinstripe.

I cannot say how much I love this Sis Boom Carly Bubble Romper pattern. There are only 3 pattern pieces (4 if you want little cap sleeves) and the method of making it reversible so that all of the seams are hidden is ingenious!

I use velcro along the bottom and a ribbon to close at the back of the neck.

For the second bubble, I went with sports-themed fabric, as the new Dad apparently is a big sports fan. Football on one side...

And baseball on the other.

Not your typical baby prints, but hopefully the Dad will approve.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! If you haven't signed up for my 500th post give-away yet, don't forget! I'll quit taking entries at midnight (EST) on Tuesday.


Unknown said...

Very Adorable! You are so right the pinstripe certainly says "professional" To funny!

Christine said...

Perfect choice of the sports themes because now it can be worn almost all year!

Angela said...

Those are too cute!!

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