Thursday, April 5, 2012 for big sisters

Being a big sister to not one, but two I can say that it is no walk in the park.

So for big sister, some gifts. The kid in me thinks these will be fun to play with, the adult, that they'll keep the new big sister busy while Mum attends to the new little one.

For happy changing time, some dolly nappies. These ones are inspired by those from the swaddled baby love pattern in Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings. I added a 1/2" seam allowance to these using this method cut two from the fleece and one from quilt batting from the unaltered pattern piece. Sewn and turned they have some real bulk like a real happy. A fancy stitch along the top of the back to simulate elastic, some velcro tabs and done!

And what dolly baby could do without a swaddle blanket? This one from the same pattern, including the swaddle pocket to help little hands swaddlr dolly. You ask me though a doll is a lot easier to swaddle than a real live squirmy baby.

And for trips out, a dolly bjorn from Little Things to Sew from Oliver + S. I used some navy cotton duck for durability and do as to huge some dirt but made a feature of the edge stitching and buttons. And I just love the little pocket on the front. I changed around the cutting placement a little to get the little colour strip at the top.

And finally, for a big sister bedroom, some new curtains.

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