This past week I was blessed to be able to attend 2 baby showers! :) How fun to be able to “shower” a friend with gifts as she prepares for the birth of her son/daughter. Looking back on my showers for Elijah many of the gifts that meant the most were those which someone made especially for me. I like to do the same hoping that the gift will mean a lot to my friend knowing that it was made with lots of love and prayers. Sewing for babies is also a blast! :)
I picked up Simplicity 2165 a couple of weeks ago knowing that any of the projects would be perfect to give away. The pattern includes a nursing cover, diaper changing mat, doll (with clothes), decorative ruffle butt girl diaper covers, and a baby swaddler. I made the baby swaddler (they call it a bunting) this past week. It was such a great pattern that I actually made it twice one for each friend. :)
The only part of the pattern that I found slightly difficult was the very first step-making the darts on the bunting front. I actually called Simplicity’s 1 800 number and spoke to the sweetest lady who helped me figure it out. :) Other than that this pattern would work well for even a beginner seamstress. The last step was also a little bit difficult with velcro placement. Before you sew on the velcro be sure to double-check the placement.
I haven’t actually used this swaddler/bunting on my own child so I can’t actually say how well it works on an actual baby. It is awfully cute though don’t you think? I was very pleased with how it turned out. I am sure this will go in the tried and true pile. :)