I was on a fabric buying ban when I, ahem, bought this fabric. Husband reminded me of that fact, 'But has cats on!' was my VALID response, 'aaaaannd it was only a couple of quid per meter from Regency Rags!' .....NFG.
I bought this jersey specifically for another project (soon to be blogged) but as I bought 2 meters I had more than enough to reel off another a few bits. I've been pinning away quite a few baby bits, although I am actually reluctant to tackle many of them. I just don't want to put in loads of effort for things to then be sicked up on and outgrown within a few weeks, fair enough I think. But there are a couple of bits that seem to be minimal effort and this is one of them.
I used this pattern and tutorial from Toddah. The sizes range from 6 months to 2 years, so there'll be life in this pattern. I actually decided to make up 3 sizes as the first pair were so quick and easy. I've gone with 6m, 9m and 18m which were actually a present for a friends cute little girl.
Obviously I won't be using these for a while, unless I have a giant baby (please don't be giant!) but I'm not sure about where sewing will fit into the next 6 months or so of my life so thought I'd get going with all of the lovely free time I play around with. I mean I'm sure I'll make time but honestly I sometimes think I'm never going to see daylight again once spud arrives if I were to believe everything some people told me. But my rational mind tells me that everyone does still manage to have a life of sorts at some point, I feel sure that the sewing machine will feature again one day :)
These sewed up well with a zigzag stitch (just excuse the few skipped stitches, I must remember to buy some fresh needles) I even remembered to add a label (well to one pair anyway) and then, on a cat baby roll, I printed off this pattern and tutorial and just LOOK HOW CUTE!.....
has cat EARS....
I wondered if I'd be able to get away with wearing matching leggings and hat but a general consensus brought back a firm NO on that one. Shame. I'll come back soon with what I did make though, safe to say I love it already.