Modern Baby Set

By Sarah 

Who knew baby clothes could be so fun to make! With each piece being so quick and satisfying I look forward to making more in the near future as gifts. Mother and daughter duo Michelle and Alexia Abegg, with Green Bee patterns, put together this useful and stylish little pattern set sure to make you go, 'aww'.    

The onesies, t-shirt and hat call for knit fabric and the kimono and diaper cover/pants call for woven fabric. This cute, holiday-esque knit is loads of fun and soft as a babies bum. Instead of using snap tape in the crotch opening, I attached sew-on snaps one by one, by one by one (It wasn't THAT bad). 

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I had never sewn a henley shirt placket before and found it to be pretty simple. Once you understand how its done you can apply it to any plain t-shirt that you make or have. I used a woven quilt weight fabric for the placket because I thought it would be easier to handle than knit.  

My favorite item to make was the kimono top. The pattern instructions give you the option of using perle cotton or six strand embroidery thread to make a running topstitch around the facing and sleeves. It would be a lot of fun to play around with complementing and contrasting colors here. The pink fabric is a Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton of which we have every color under the sun and the turquoise thread is perle cotton.

Baby accessories are included such as this adorable bib/ anarchist bandana mask.    

I didn't realize the pants call for a woven and I made them out of knit but they came out just fine. The umbilical cord hat was a cinch to sew, you could make a thousand of them in a day. Another super cute knit print, rainbow colored trees with heart leaves, will make you go 'aww' again and hopefully inspire you to come check out all of our great knits that we have in the shop right now so YOU can make the Modern Baby Set for the happy baby in your life.

One more thing. For all you scaredy cats who think knits have to be sewn with a serger, that's not the case, all these knit items where made on a regular home sewing machine using the zig zag stitch. Play with the zig zag stitches width and length setting to get a shallow zig zag and you'll be set.