Friday, December 16, 2011

Simplicity 2459 - Black baby overalls w/ apple embroidery

I have had these overalls completed for at least 2 weeks but haven't gotten them posted until now because:

1. I'm in some sort of blogging funk and don't feel like it.
2. This garment attracts SO MUCH lint that every time I put it on the baby she is instantly covered with hairs/dust/threads (maybe I should vacuum more...)
3. Taking pictures of something black on an uncooperative model isn't easy.

These aren't the best pictures ever but oh well. I'm going to have to live with them so I can cross this post off my to-do list.

This fabric is a small wale corduroy from Hancock fabrics. The only tough part of working with it was the cutting layout. More on that later. Rachel is a skinny baby, as I've mentioned before. I cannot find any pants to fit her because if they fit in the waist, they are super short in length. Good thing I can sew. I made these in an x-small for the width and a medium for the length. The straps could stand to be a little longer as they're already buttoned at the last button hole.

Please ignore the Target bags. It's about impossible to get a picture of her not turning to look at me!
I liked the elastic casings at the outer legs that you might be able to see if you stare long enough. The back straps meet in a V which I also though was cute. I did NOT LOVE the snap tape at the inner leg seam. Ugh! What a pain! Plus, she wiggles so much when I'm trying to re-snap them that it's not any easier having diaper access that way. The next pair will not have it.

Now because of the evenly spaced apples, I had to be careful when laying this out that the apples continued the same spacing across the center front/back of the legs and the bib. If you look back at the top picture, you will notice that the apples along the outer leg seams are a lot more clustered. There was no way around this.

Front
Back
I am planning to make this again, maybe in denim. The ruffly dress from this pattern is also really cute and is the reason I bought it in the first place:

24 comments:

  1. Those are so cute!!! Rachel is such a pretty baby, and I, of course, love her name. I have been in a blogging funk lately, too. I haven't posted anything since September. I don't know what is wrong with me. I have been sewing like a madwoman and have lots of posts I could do, but I just don't have the desire. I wish I could get back to it.

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  2. Cute! I love the fabric. She's such a cutie.

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  3. All things considered, these are a nice pair of overalls! Your daughter fits them well, and she looks adorable in them.

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  4. I love the overalls. Rachel reminds me of when my girls were that age.
    My girls were skinny babies too. Their store bought pants were only held up by the diaper.

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  5. Aww, so cute baby and overall! Great job!

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  6. The overalls are adorable! I noticed that Rachel is walking! You will have so much fun with her this Christmas!! I'm so d to see that you are blogging again.

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  7. I forgot to tell you... I use wide tape to take lint, etc off of clothes. It works great!

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  8. Such a cutie pie in a cute outfit!!!

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  9. Sorry to hear about your blogging funk! the overalls are super cute. Love the elastic leg detail too.

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  10. I totally get the blogging funk, but with an adorable baby like that... I'd want to snap and post pics of her all day, every day!!! What a cutie! Love the overalls, by the way!

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  11. Very adorable pants on a lovely girl!!

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  12. Already adjusting clothing to fit her adorable little body...what a true female she will be!!! Just gorgeous in her outfit - well worth the adjustments....

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  13. Those overalls are darling. I'll have to get that pattern for my grandson. I hate snap tape and never use it anymore. Try the snap setter next time. They are so much easier.

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  14. Very cute overalls, those were one of my favorite things to make when my girls were little.

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  15. Oh my gosh, I can't believe how big she's getting! She'll be so excited at Christmas and into everything, haha! CUTE.

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  16. Amanda, your daughter is such a cutie and these overalls are adorable!

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  17. Love the overalls. Your daughter is soooo cute!

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  18. She's just so cute. The little apples are a good choice. She's adorable in these overalls.

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  19. Well your sewing is impeccable as usual. And, your daughter is beautiful. How much fun you must be having sewing for a little girl, my dream.

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  20. Just adorable :O)

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  21. First off, I've been a very bad blog friend. :( My goal in 2012 is to be better about keeping up, so I thought I'd start a little early on that. :)
    Second, I can so resonate with your skinny baby posts. Little J is a peanut and a lean one at that. My current issue is finding socks to fit. It's a challenge, but hoping the new ones from Baby Gap do the trick.
    Lastly, how cute is your little girl in those adorable overalls!

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  22. So so cute! I love your taste in baby garments. :)
    I still can't get over how adorable your little girl is. You make me even more eager to meet my own in a few weeks! :)

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