Monday, April 7, 2014


This has been cut out for a week now, and the applique done for the last few days, but I haven't had the time nor felt up to sewing (oh the horror!).  But I got the itch today, finally.  

This is from the Lullaby Layette Set by the always amazeballs Oliver + S.  It was amazing timing, this set coming out, like it was meant to be!  I was so happy when I learned that just in time for me to sew for my new little bub Liesl would be releasing a baby line, I really wish some of her boy patterns were smaller than 6m like a few of the girl ones.

At first I was a little nervous that it would be too "poofy" for a little boy, but a friend who tested the pattern assured me it was perfect for a little boy too.

This is the 0-3m size, though I didn't have that tag so I used a newborn one instead.  As with all O+S the instructions are perfect and everything comes together with ease.  I can see many more of these in my future, so long as my mojo comes back.

P.S. hemming the sleeves on this size was a beast, make sure you follow her instructions to a T for this part!

I was unsure of what fabric to use, nothing in my stash seemed right.  So although unpractical for a newborn who will be releasing all kinds of bodily fluids, I went with white, because I always have that in my stash and this particular fabric is very light weight (and slightly see through, oops).  With him being a summer baby the light weight will be perfect, I think, although the fabric really hated my iron no matter how I ironed it I always ended up with creases.

I wanted something more than just a plain white onesie, so I added a little paper airplane.  I stitched it down on my machine then added a little bit of embroidery thread for the tail and used a little scrap of interfacing underneath to keep the threads and knots away from his sweet, fresh skin.

Jack has requested a shirt just like his baby brother's, and while I am not one for matchy-matchy I think I may just add a little applique plane on his next shirt, he is sooo excited for a little brother.


  1. Oh, Brittney - this is gorgeous.
    (Cluck, cluck, cluck!)

  2. Brittney, this is just too cute. and the applique is perfect. I wish I had your eye for adding applique to garments. It just adds so much!

  3. This is just lovely!! The paper airplane is perfect. I'll have to remember this pattern if I have another baby to sew for!

  4. Its so sweet (and you make Jack his matchy shirt)!

  5. Stop it!!! This is crazy adorable. I NEED this pattern.

  6. Love the applique. It's adorable. The good thing about babies that size is that, while they do release lots of fluid, I find most of it washes out pretty easily :)

  7. This is so adorable! And yes, big brother Jack absolutely needs a shirt appliqued with a similar paper airplane.:)