2014-10-01

the Boggie Boggie outfit... or so daddy said


Sewing series, tours, contests or sew alongs are my very favourite thing. And I love to take part in all of them for the fact that they motivate me to get things done. You might have noticed that this blog has been kinda slow lately... if it wasn't for the weekly glimses, it would be a desert blog. If you paid attention, the latest items I have blogged about were made either for a tour or a serie, etc.


Project Run & Play - season 10 - is running and I always enjoy to sew along with their themes. This season though, I haven't sewn specifically for PR&P. I had the themes in mind and combined them to other challenges I have been sewing for. I have mentioned countless times that my baby is a crying one, not often allowing mom to sew. In the little periods that he'd nap, he would wake up screaming to the sound of the machine. The last couple of days though, he has been an angel and mom has finally been able to accomplish a few items that were on the list. 


More than anything you will still see a lot of outfits made for a serie, or a tour... (yes, there will be a few things coming until the end of the year), I will often test a pattern if I get lucky to be selected... Today though, I am blogging about something that I did without any other than PR&P theme in mind. 


So, enough blah blah blah. This is the third week already, and the theme is denim. Again, what a great motivation it was. I spent a few weeks telling myself (and hubby) that S. needed some new pair of denim pants, but time was passing and I didn't do them until this week. It's not something really original, but it's what we needed and I am determined to sew clothes that my kids need instead of sewing endless pieces that will never be worn after the photoshoot. 


Last Sunday, after putting the kids to sleep, I drafted the pattern from a pair of existing jeans from his sister (and they have the fly sewn the right way for a girl which is rare). I only did the waistband differently, using a knit waistband because he has reflux and things should not be too tight around his waist. And honestly because it was so much easier to do! 


The pants have functional front and back pockets, and front and back leg pieces aren't sewn together in the center, instead it has a snaps closure on them to allow a quicker diaper changing, a feature that I really appreciate. Sewing this style of baby pants was a first time for me, without a pattern or any instructions and it worked so much better than I expected. I get so happy over those little things. I used left overs from a pair of adult jeans that were probably cut into shorts before. It was just enough for the little man's pants and I was able to use the original hem.


So, I had the pants. Now I needed something to go with it. I first thought about making a shirt I had just tested, but my little man will be 3M on the 2nd, and this pattern's smaller size was a 6-12M. I then thought about a AC-Snappy Tee because it starts at 3M (and I have actually finished one a few days ago - will be blogged soon - I made this one and this one before) but although that is a quick sew, I needed something easier, so I refashioned a plain white onesie that came from a friend. I had just come across this post and had to try something similar. I checked through my felt stash and improvised a little green monster with pretty much three of everything. I handstitched it to the onesie and my baby's new outfit was complete. When daddy saw it, he called it the boggie boggie outfit. So be it. I am sure  he'll wear both pieces to the max as long as they fit.

oh... and forgive the fact that I didn't iron the onesie before photos! I forgot!

15 comments:

  1. Tá um giraço !!! Adoro o monstrinho e as calças ficaram super funcionais e giras ;o)

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    1. Obrigado Susana! Ficou mesmo fofinho com o body! =D

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  2. An awesome monster, Magda!!! Great job with the jeans, too.

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  3. Magda nem sei do que gosto mais, se das calças se do body! Estão fantásticos e as calças assim são super praticas e confortáveis quando eles são pequeninos... são molas de coser à mão? Tenho que começar a fazer umas coisinhas dessas! :-)

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    1. ahahah tal como eu! As calças eram mesmo uma necessidade, o rapaz tem imensaaaaaaaaaaa roupa para os 6M mas para os 3M só bodies com fartura =/ Acho que ainda vou fazer mas um par, foi tão rápido... queres o molde? Posso digitalizar e mandar-te. (e podes fazer uns mini bodies tb pelo meu molde e pap). Sim, são molas de coser à mão. Comprei umas de plástico, de pressão mas aquilo caí, não fica bem, não devem de ser de grande qualidade, e outras ainda não encontrei por cá.

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    2. CLARO que quero! Mandas-me para o email quando puderes? Sem pressa que ainda faltam 6 meses (sou será, já só faltam 6 meses?).... obrigadaaaaa!

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    3. não te preocupes, vou ter agora umas quantas semanas preenchidas e depois trato de te enviar o molde... =D

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  4. The outfit is super sweet. I love the onesie, and the pants - whoohaa! I am in owe of people who can draft their own patterns. The closure is super handy!

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    1. Thank you Jenya! I don't know if copying patterns from existing clothes can really be considered drafting patterns, but that's how I first started sewing in the first place. I had never heard of patterns before.

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  5. LADY! These are some of the cutest baby things (on one of the cutest babies) I have seen so far.
    Goodness. I love it all.
    Nicely done! And yay for S for letting Mommy sew. He will learn that he gets good things that way:)

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  6. I am so sorry that he has reflux! I hope it gets better soon! The outfit is darling and so perfect for this month! LOVE the snaps for easy diaper changes!

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    1. Thanks Karly. His reflux isn't one of the worst ones and he's doing better. The first days were pretty bad! I am surely making more of these pants!

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  7. Soooo cute, Magda :) Your little guy is getting big!

    Poor little guy, with reflux - hope it improves really soon.

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  8. Brilliant pants -- and done without a pattern = I'm impressed. But I originally clicked through because I love the monster applique. Darling.

    Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Ren. I too find it hard to pick my favourite of the two pieces.

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