Progress on my version of the Smoochie Monsterpants for Miss Vinka! Still not thrilled with my short rows, and the gusset is a mess (kitchener stitch is not my friend!), but since this is the fourth time I’ve attempted these, I’m calling it good!
Tonight was a whirlwind project! I hemmed and hawed over what to do about a coworker’s baby shower (which is tomorrow, hell-o procrastination!) I figured I probably already had whatever I needed for fabric, but the reason for the mess was because I couldn’t find any combo that I liked together. It took some creative seaming to come up with the final layout.
Out of the mess was born an “easy baby burrito maker” aka, a swaddle sack. When I explained to Shawn that it’s the “easy way to put the baby in the burrito wrap,” he looked at me like I had three heads.
I made my own pattern from looking at others online, and I think this will work. It might be a tad too big for the new-newborn stage, but it’s on par with the measurements I saw for many of them on Etsy. I think when I make it again (you know, because EVERYONE IS PREGNANT) I’ll shorten the wings so it can fit a smaller newborn.
I hope she likes it! She’s been really supportive- first when we were secretly pregnant at the same time, and later as I went through everything else. I’m not looking forward to the actual shower, I don’t know if I’ll go down for it. I’ll play it by ear and see how I’m feeling. But I did want to be sure to give her something special. :)
I was feeling pretty blue today when these pictures were sent to me by Jane! I am now bursting with cuteness! She said Carter’s “cDiaper” fits him perfectly :) I need to make an updated post about how I’ve modified my version of the gDiaper. This latest model is compatible with the brand name nylon liners, since I used snap tape rather than the bulky size 20 snaps I had used in my original prototype. But for now, yay!
Sewing a Faux gDiaper
Edited 10/29/12- Full tutorial post on how I make these can be found here: http://cateyedkp.tumblr.com/post/34006790564/upcycled-faux-gdiaper-tutorial
Edited 10/13/12- I have realized many errors with how I put this together, after trying it on my friend’s son. See the above link to how I make them correctly!
I am the type of person who goes into new phases of my life only after careful contemplation and research. I need to feel comfortable before I can even consider something seriously. Before getting engaged, I did a lot of surfing on jewelry websites, wedding sites, etc. It was not a phase of life that I knew anything about. I never thought I’d get married. I had never dreamed of a ring or a dress, or any of the other crazy that goes along with getting married. I had only ever attended one wedding as an adult. So I did a lot of research before feeling comfortable taking that next step.
I feel like I am in a similar stage right now. I am not yet a parent, but I know that it is a life phase that I hope to undertake within the next couple of years. Subsequently, I have been