We're getting close, folks. Nesting, that magical last-minute push of elusive energy, has finally kicked in and I'm squeezing myself behind the sewing machine for one last hurrah!
I fell in love with these adorable newborn-sized harem pants, over on The Alison Show blog, and decided that our soon-to-arrive bambino needs a pair. I cut up one of my teen's discarded cotton tanks, and transformed it into this. . . .
I used the tank's bottom ribbing for the cuffs and waistband on the pants. SO EASY. I had enough fabric left over to make a tiny hat, too. (I used this super-easy free hat tutorial from the Zaaberry blog!) The onesie applique was just a simple eco-felt applique, inspired by the one and only. . . .
you had me at meat tornado.
I have a long list of projects to make and sew before the baby arrives *cough*nextweekend*cough*, half of which will not be made. OK. Who am I kidding??? 80% of which will not be made.
But that's OK. I have to prioritize, and my top priority is making myself a very sturdy diaper bag. With Donovan, I had wanted to make a diaper bag, but then somehow lost the fabric. I providentially received a lovely, expensive diaper bag as a gift. I loved the style and size -- it was perfect! Except for the fact that it started falling apart after just 2 months. The lining began to separate from the bag, the pockets tore, then the lining opened up. . . . I've decided that since the bags I sew never seem to die, I'll just make myself a simple one, tailored to my own specific needs. Largish, several pockets, zipper closure. No Weekender, mind you. Simple, functional. I'll be starting on the bag tonight, right after I finish the hems on these baby pants. . . .
This sweet pattern is from The Purl Bee, also free, and also adorable! I'll post pics of the finished pants tomorrow, as well as some in-progress shots of the diaper bag later this week. See you soon! :)