Adapting a me-made bra to fit my new size

Well since my last post about the Harriet bra by Cloth Habit, my boobs have shrunk. I made the other bras soon after I stopped breast feeding. I needed to feel good about myself after feeling frumpy for so long but I knew that my size would change. Next time I buy a bra pattern,Continue reading “Adapting a me-made bra to fit my new size”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3

Here is final part of this little romper I’ve been making from my old pyjamas. Click here for part one about cutting out. Click here for part two about inserting a lapped zip. This final part, instructs on adapting baby clothes to insert an inside leg popper opening. This technique can be applied to anyContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2

Following on from my post last week about using some old pyjamas to make a new romper, here is how I inserted the zip. The techniques shown can be used for any garment which is why it’s having it’s own post. For the zip, I found an old closed end zip. It is lilac butContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Simplicity 8614, part 1

As you know, I love to recycle fabric, clothes, etc wherever possible. I had this old pair of pjs that I have been wearing for years and I just love them. The cotton is so soft but the ties are disintegrating, there’s a food stain on the knee and the fabric is worn through onContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Simplicity 8614, part 1”

Padded underwired Harriet bra

Since making my first Harriet bra, its now become a bit of an obsession. Figuring out all these new bra making techniques, fitting, etc. I’ve read other people’s blogs, searched Instagram hashtags and watched lots of youtube videos to get others’s opinions and what worked for them. So Harriet #2 had some changes which IContinue reading “Padded underwired Harriet bra”

My knickers are on show!

You’ve probably gathered by now, I’m a bit of a fabric hoarder. Its a serious problem. Little bits of jersey are the worst, I hang onto to them because small bits can just about accommodate newborn vests as gifts for friends and even smaller strips make perfect bindings, cuffs, etc. So last year I decidedContinue reading “My knickers are on show!”

Baby bandana bibs

Rather than buying new bibs, making your own can be really quick and easy. It took me just over 2 hours to trace a pattern and make 14 bibs, I think it worked out as 10 minutes a bib. They are great stash busters and if you make a set and package them beautifully, aContinue reading “Baby bandana bibs”

Recycled fabric face mask

I’m sure by now everyone has a few face masks in their collection and some are favoured more than others. I’ve found I don’t like wearing the pleated ones I made in April last year and I can’t bear to wear the single use ones unless I have to (I hate waste) but I don’tContinue reading “Recycled fabric face mask”