Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ottobre 06/2009-3 and McCalls 6223

I know, more baby sets, but I had to show you this tee!  The pants aren't very exciting.
But first, a brief rant...  I made the pants on a whim. I had totally forgotten about this fabric, and when I saw it, had to make it into pants instantly.  You know how it is...  Anyway, while the background looks white, it is actually a very pale cream, so a white top looks strange with it.  I went looking for a black baby onesie/tee.  It's Halloween!  Surely someone has black baby clothes!!  Nope.  Seriously, are parents who don't sew just doomed to have babies wearing pastels until the age of 2???  So, I needed to make a black tee.
The pattern is Ottobre 06/2009-3, which is actually for a full jumpsuit, but I cut it off to make a tee.  A BLACK tee!!
I added a paw print applique.  I'm so pleased with the neckline binding on this top.  Instead of stitching it to the right side and then flipping it over and stitching it down, I stitched it to the wrong side, folded it to the right side and tucked under the raw edge.  Then I top stitched with a twin needle.  I know black is hard to see, so you'll just have to take my word that it looks amazing!

Oh, and the pants are McCall's 6223, which is a good basic baby layette pattern.  As with all Big 4 baby patterns, it's gigantic, but otherwise fine.  Apparently it has been recently reissued with a new number.  My copy is labelled number 3665.

I hope all who are celebrating have a Happy Halloween!!!

8 comments:

  1. you are going to have the best-dressed little one in the state! And great tip on the neckline binding.

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  2. Having recently (accidently) sewn a neckband to the right-side and folded it to the wrong side, I am admiring your handiwork. I like the top stitching with the twin needle too.

    Its a very cute set. I'm surprised that there aren't more black baby clothes around ... apart from looking really striking, they disguise the banana and avocado stains so well!

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  3. One word K. Adorable!! How much fun is having Halloween with Toddlers!

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  4. Binding looks fab, I do it that way sometimes too :) I loved dressing J & M in black clothes but Steven didn't!

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  5. Yeah, I don't get the whole "babies in only pastels" thing. My mom is very against little babies in black clothing, but I think she is just old-fashioned. Love your little black tee - so cute with the matching pants!

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  6. A few years ago we did a family photo shoot with extended family and everyone was supposed to wear a black shirt. At the time I had a one year old and trying to find a black shirt in the middle of summer for a baby was insane! I did finally locate one after searching at least 6 stores. This was before I picked up sewing again, otherwise I'd have made one.

    Your's looks great and I love the paw print detail.

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  7. THose pants are anything but boring! That's a rad t-shirt too and I sense that rock t-shirts are just around the corner for the Wee Professor!

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