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!

Pattern Review – Brindille & Twig Rolled Hem Romper

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I finally got around to making my Niece a Brindille & Twig Rolled Hem Romper.  I have been eyeing up this particular baby romper pattern for quite a while!  It is nice and versatile and a great base to make alterations from, and it comes in good size range of preemie to size 6.  I love all in ones a.k.a onesies for pyjamas, especially for little ones still in nappies (diapers).  For my first one I thought I better just stick to the exact pattern and see how it all goes together before making changes!

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I was given two big rolls of this rib fabric in bottle green and teal, which Hannah now has as leggings out of for autumn too.  I chose the bottle green for this one, it is much more green than it is showing in my photos.  I’m a big fan of unisex Pyjamas when I know the family I’m giving to are planning on more children in the future!  I used to buy Hannah unisex ones when she was little and it saved me a fortune after Harry was born.  I was still given plenty of pink and purple as gifts, and it’s not like you take them out in their pyamas anyway.

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These gorgeous little rompers are nice and easy to sew together with a serger (overlocker).  It is a great quick project and now that I have followed the instructions once I will be able to whip them out in no time at all.

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The rolled cuffs are a simple and quick way to finish the hems.  I like the look and it is so easy!  I also like that they would be very easy to lengthen later as the child grows.  You could just fold out the roll and add regular cuffs when they get too short.  Not to mention you could always cut them into shorts and get another season out of the same Pyjamas.  The pattern comes with both short sleeves and legs and long sleeves and legs, again so versatile!

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I have another one in the pipeline in a nice grey and blue stripe, I would share who that one is for but they might be reading this!  I will share the finished photos on Instagram!  Follow me on Instagram for more regular updates ♥