Saturday, April 26, 2008

newborn wrap top

It's the baby shower today, and I got inspired to make a top to match the little booties.



I worked out the pattern from an old top of Thomas' with some modifications, and making it much smaller. The wraps are secured with a press stud on the outside and a button and elastic loop on the inside. I'm pleased with the result and that I used only stuff we already had, some organic cotton I'd bought ages ago, and I made some bias binding from a Japanese chirimen cloth - one of several I'd bought in Tokyo years ago and have been hoarding ever since.

The only downside is my dodgy sewing skills, so that up close the stitching on the slippery bias binding leaves a bit to be desired, especially on the back. Anyway, it definitely has that handmade touch!



Here it is all wrapped up and ready to go.

7 comments:

mames said...

special and spectacular. and my sewing is loads more dodgy than yours. but i am working on it.

Miss Dot said...

oh well done, she will love it.

kayla_d said...

So sweet. I love how you wrapped it.

susan said...

the little top and booties are adorable! handmade=good

c.rachel said...

Love the wrap top for infants. Getting clothes over or off their little head is hard sometimes. Wraps are great and yours is lovely! What a wonderful gift set!

Cascade Lily said...

Oh my goodness...I am drooling here! How beautiful! Aren't you wonderful making this gorgeous present!! Well done - the perfect pressie :)

Rae said...

Love it. It's so cute and sweet!