Monday, January 11, 2010

Simplicity 3765

I made some sweet little baby pants last week, but they were a baby shower gift, so I couldn't show them to you until now!  I have really gotten a lot of mileage out of this pattern!  I made the little baby dress for Myra twice, both were in the pre-blog days - but here they are!

Without the front contrast band (which is basically just a facing that you turn to the outside and topstitch) this is a VERY simple dress.
The pants are my favorite part of this pattern.  They are a one-piece style, but with a slight flare at the hem.  Not so much to be girlie - just enough to give them a nice shape.
I used them to make the pants in this Cars themed baby ensemble.  For my friend Miya, who is expecting their first in a few weeks, I made two versions.  The first is in the small size in fleece for this sweet winter princess.

I added foldover cuffs to the bottom to keep out the cold breezes.  I also embellished a little onesie with a princess crown to match.
For the second pair, I used the next size up for some spring/summer wear.

I made them out of lighweight cotton, lengthened the leg and gathered it with clear elastic to form a ruffle.  This onesie got a purse applique.

I love all of the ways you can dress up this simple pair of pants!  This is likely to become my go-to baby shower gift.  I think it took less time and trouble to make these two sets than it would have to get my kids dressed, pack them into the car, drive to Target, fight them in the baby department, find something that I kinda like that everyone else has and drive back home after fighting my two kids into their carseats.  As a bonus, little Hana will be the only tot with these stylin' duds!

7 comments:

  1. Cute little clothes! And shouldn't a girl become accumstomed to couture, one of a kid clothing right from the beginning? Of course!

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  2. Adorable! I want to see something with the clear elastic.

    Your comment about Target made me laugh, b/c that's where I went!

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  3. The clothes are adorable. I'm sure the gifts will be appreciated! I really like the dress at top with the contrasting band.

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  4. So cute! I picked up this pattern during a sale over the summer, but haven't used it yet. I'm glad to hear it's a winner!

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  5. What a great gift!!! I agree with the hassle of taking kiddies to shop. I'd much rather spend the time making something. But, my sil is affiliated with Target, so please keep on going there sometimes. lol

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  6. Those are all so adorable! I wish I knew someone who was having a baby girl. Everyone I know has boys. They just don't get the frilly girly stuff that makes baby clothes so darn cute.

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  7. I've used this pattern to make a couple dresses, and made a couple of the shoulder-snap shirts for my daughter that turned out super cute.

    Love that black and white combo!

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