Catherine Gracey

Living Life, One Misadventure At A Time.

For Your 18th

on July 8, 2013

Mum came to visit me last week while my boyfriend is away. It was a relaxing week, and we got up to the sort of mischief a mother and daughter can cause when armed with credit cards and a sewing machine.

Our projects began with my wardrobe. We made a few essentials for the coming months, altered a few patterns to fit the lengths of fabric that I had available, and generally caused a mess in the living room.

Once we were done with clothes for me, we switched our attention to things for the baby. This is where things got interesting, because poor little babies are helpless against the depravations of bored mothers, and especially helpless against the depravations of bored grandmothers. When they’re tiny they aren’t able to resist ridiculous clothes and foolish accessories.

Mum and I were both quite pleased with this fact.

We had a few silly options available to us, so rather than disagreeing about which was the silliest, we decided to make several things rather than just one. Did my baby need a chilli pepper sleeping bag? Why yes, yes it did. Did baby need a pea pod sleeping bag? Naturally, but best to do it in a different size to spread out the photo opportunities.

It was difficult to find the fabrics we wanted to use, so we’ve had to compromise. I’ll have to get the camera out on the first day of wear, just in case the bags don’t survive in their current glory. Our pattern was Kwik Sew 3446, and the results are below.

Baby Sleeping Bags

Yes darling, you can hate Mummy later.

I can almost see the 18th birthday invitations now.


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