Pattern Review – Ottobre Baby Beanie + Another Brindille & Twig Rolled Hem Romper

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I just love a free pattern, who doesn’t!  But often they don’t live up to expectations…that is definitely not the case with the Ottobre Baby Beanie.  It is gorgeous and so simple to make and just perfect!  You only need a small amount of knit fabric, so it’s a great little scrap busting gift or project.  This one is going straight to the top of my baby gift making list.

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I did make this one for a gift, Hannah’s teacher is having a baby.  Hannah has only had her for one term but she is very nice and a great teacher.  It’s one of those congratulations on your baby but please don’t leave situations!  I couldn’t very well make just a hat for a baby present, so I made another Brindille & Twig Rolled Hem Romper too!  This fabric is from a T-Shirt dress I bought at The Warehouse specifically for the fabric.  I just liked the stripes and a cute patterned knit is hard to find in little old Gisborne.

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The hanger really isn’t doing it justice!  I am very happy with how this one turned out especially matching all those stripes!  I wasn’t sure about the rolled hems at first but I really do like them, they add a cute little touch and something different to cuffs.  My other favourite part it that the domes don’t go down the legs, they never sit right and always gape open in my experience.  If you are wanting an opening down the leg I would use a zip.

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I am starting to run low on domes so was pretty pleased about having enough of this colour, think it makes a nice combo.  Will have to order some more, but am having trouble deciding between metal or more plastic kam snaps.  Maybe white and black in the kam snaps and plain silver in the metal…thoughts anyone?

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If you are looking for a great versatile baby gift set pattern I would definitely recommend the combination of these two.  The Ottobre Beanie pattern is free too!  I did buy the Brindille & Twig Rolled Hem Romper pattern but that is money well spent being so versatile, I haven’t had it long and made three rompers already.  I see plenty more in my future!

Happy Sewing!

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