Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Baby cuddling with the skin to skin top

Our baby girl likes to be cuddled and likes to be close to mommy during the evenings. This means that usually she is wrapped around me in a baby carrier. Then I saw a tester call for the skin to skin top by Eldenberry Blossoms. I was very intrigued to see how that would work so I signed up and was chosen to test!
The idea behind the skin-to-skin top is that there are many benefits for the baby when they receive skin to skin contact. Of course our girl is not a newborn anymore, but this top still works great. I put her in and just like a carrier she is close to me. The top holds her tight to me. This top does not replace a baby carrier as you still need to hold the baby but it works great if you are sitting on the couch. 
I used punta di roma for the top, which has a great recovery and holds the baby well. You can also make it in knit or jersey. What is important when choosing the fabric is that it has great recovery. I made the basic top but there are many more options, such as a hood, thumbhole cuffs and a pocket you can add. It is on sale until November 7th.
Fabric: punta di roma. I bought the black punta at megastoffen, the yellow punta comes from Petite Couture.

Fabric in 2018: this week in 5 - 2 out (2018: bought 59 - used 74 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 18 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 59 in 96 out (I went to my fabric store in Italy and bought 5 pieces of fabric).

Friday, 19 October 2018

Sylva onesie by Sofilantjes

Aren't onesies just the cutest piece of clothing? And they wear them constantly! I love to put our youngest in new, soft, original onesies. Do you remember the Sylva t-shirt by Sofilantjes*? I sewed one more than a year ago. Now there is a Sylva Onesie (Nederlands patroon), with the same neckline!
The Sylva is characterised by the v-neck line on the front and the back of the onesie. The onesie comes in sizes NB to 86 and fits perfectly over cloth diapers as you can see in the photos. The onesie fits nicely around the legs and does not show the diaper (even though you might want to show the cute designs of the cloth diapers 😉). I sewed the short sleeves, but the pattern also comes with long sleeves, which is next on my sewing list.
Onesies are usually pretty quick sews and great baby gifts. The same goes for this onesie, you just need to pay attention when sewing the binding for the neck, and the result is so cute! And perfect for colour blocking. Of course I used three different fabrics for this onesie (just like I did for the t-shirt). But you can also use the same fabric for the sleeves. The Sylva Onesie is on sale for € 3,50 ex tax/btw until Sunday night October 21 23.59 CET. After that the Sylva Onesie will be €5,- ex tax/btw.
Fabric: the flower fabric was a gift during our sewing weekend. The uni coloured fabric (orange, yellow and pink) comes from my stash.
Pattern: Sylva Onesie by Sofilantjes

Fabric in 2018: this week in 18 - 4 out (2018: bought 54 - used 73 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 17 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 54 in 94 out (the outlet days at stoffenstraat made me buy 18 pieces of fabric 😜).

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