Baby Makes... clothes!

Friday, September 26, 2014

 Ahh! I still have so much work to do and I'm down to three weeks until my due date.  I was hoping to finish work a couple weeks early so that I could try to relax and prepare a bit more for having a new roommate, but I'm not sure that is going to happen. I'm really feeling down to the wire now.

Over the last few months, I have snuck in a bit of baby-sewing.  I bought a bunch of patterns from Brindille & Twig on Etsy. They were super easy to sew and a great way to use up some of the smaller pieces of jersey I had kicking around my studio. The thing I'm loving about sewing kids clothes is that it takes absolutely no time to make an outfit... they are so small!




The slightly less exciting project I had been working on was cloth diapers.  We decided we would use cloth to save a bit of money and reduce waste.  When we made that decision, I had no idea how incredibly complicated cloth diapers were... All in ones, pocket diapers, prefolds, flats... Then when I walked down the disposable diaper aisle at Target, I got even more confused... Diapers are as complicated as strollers and car seats (all of which we finally did figure out).  I ended up making 25 prefold diapers using cotton flannel and bamboo fleece.  I also made a few diaper covers, and bought a few too. I am a little nervous about this endeavor, and I really hope they work. I've only changed half a dozen diapers in my life, and they've all been disposable kinds.  I've been tempted to borrow a baby for a diaper test drive....


Making diapers this way was definitley way cheaper than buying fancy all-in-one diapers. I did buy several premade covers because I found that they were too time consuming to make.  The best part of diaper making was when Dan sewed half of them for me.  Everyone loves a cute guy with a beard sewing stuff for his baby, so here's a picture:


24 comments:

  1. awesome!!! of course we love pics of cute guy with a beard sewing stuff for his baby ;) love that!

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  2. So cut especially to the top most outfit.

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  3. Your baby clothes are adorable!! I wish I could sew. You should do that for a shop idea when you find a moment... I would love to purchase some of outfits. Have a wonderful maternity leave and enjoy ever minute of it. Even the round the clock feeding, they are exhusting but so beautiful.

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  4. you are so much more active than i was at the end of my pregnancy. I definitely cleaned alot but other than that I watched two season of nashville and *tried* to get in sleep. Everything you made is super cute. You should also think about making your own babywearing wraps they aren't that hard and since you have a stash of fabric I bet yours would be pretty unique.

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  5. You'll be so glad you spent the time on the cloth diapers. We bought all in ones for our daughter, but if I have another go at it I'll do exactly what you did (buy covers and make prefolds).

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  6. I am grateful that you prefer cloth diapers, I wish more families like yours gets smart as you are, as disposable diapers make up 15% of trash. http://whatawaste.info/2010/7-6-billion-pounds-of-diaper-trash/
    Many thanks JJ

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  7. You are going to have the most fashionable baby ever! I love the clothes you made! And I love that Dan helped you out!

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  8. Awww, Dan, that is so sweet. Speaking of sweet... THESE BABY CLOTHES. I'm having a cute overdose! They're so adorable!

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