I was so excited when Amy from Naptime Crafters agreed to be a part of the Series! With so little precious kids naptime during the day, I totally understand her battle of chores vs. crafting or sewing!!! I have been a big fan of her blog for some time now, with tutorials like these it is hard not to be…
And not only is she a fabulous seamstress and crafter, but she also hosts the awesome American Crafter competition on her blog…
Go check it out, Season 2 is in full swing right now!
Thank you so much Amy for being here today! I am honored by your presence, after all – aren’t we all really naptime crafters?!! Lol. Without further ado, I give you Amy’s Pattern Remix…
I’ve been drooling over Jessica’s blog for awhile now, so I was super excited when she asked me to participate in the pattern re-mix series!
- Basic Bib Jumper Pattern: I used McCalls 2217. They don’t sell these in stores anymore, but I did find one copy for sale here (better grab it fast!)
1. If you’re using a vintage pattern I’d recommended adding to the length and making it a bit slimmer- I used the Medium (which little miss is at the upper end of that size) and then added 4″ to the length of the size large. Dresses used to be really short! 3″ would’ve been enough, but now there’s room to grow
2. Cut a rectangle of fabric 1″ bigger than the gap between your ruffles. Iron the sides under and then topstitch it right on top of the ruffles. I choose to do one row of stitching along and one row in just a bit. Now you’ll just continue on with your pattern instructions:) For me that meant sewing a bib lining on top of my lovely ruffled bib with RST, which finished the neckline.
Want a diaper cover too???
1. You can use my pattern here. It should fill the entire page when you print it. Cut out a front and a back and then to add a bit more shape you can make the front leg holes a bit smaller than in the back. Sew the front and back RST along the sides and bottom.
2. Along the top and the leg holes fold your fabric over twice and topstitch to create a casing- leave a 1″ gap for your elastic. Thread your elastic through with a safety pin and secure the ends together. Try it on for sizing and once you have it perfect sew up the gap in the casing. You might have a bit of trouble getting the leg hole casing to lay completely flat, but don’t worry about it- once the elastic is in it will look perfect:)
Oh…and be warned- this outfit may attract handsome toddler boys:)