An outfit fulla rarrs
Making baby clothes rules because it’s just so quick and easy.
This project was just “we need more cute summer things for the baby” inspired. My stash, such as it is, is pretty heavily stocked towards cute organic cotton Lycras from the Carden Fabric closing sale. These tigers are from that group, and are by Paapii Design.
Baby measured a pretty solid 24m in both, but I cut a 3t in the shirt because babies grow and shirts last beyond summer. Shorts I kept on size because summer is short.
I left all edges raw, which made the shorts craaaazy simple. Threee pieces!
For the shirt, I converted the neck band to a raw neck band - half the pattern piece so you eliminate the fold over and attached.
I added the band and cuff finished lengths to the body and sleeves. For the bottom, I then trimmed half an inch up front and added 2 inches at center back then gently curved the back of the shirt up to the front. I also added and inch at the bottom of either side and drew a straight line from the armpit to that extension at hem. The result is a super relaxed vibe.
However. Sizing up and adding length has turned this into a very cute dress basically and it covers up the dang ol cute shorts! So I cut another inch from the hem and that’s that. Knits rule.
eally happy with these edits, all around, and all that cotton Lycra means it’s easy for baby to climb around. The exciting thing for me is he started pointing at the tigers and repeating "rarr."