Saturday, August 30, 2008

I made clothes!

I did it! I sewed my first item of clothing. No, not for me - but for a friend of mine's new baby girl.

I made this cute kimono!

Baby Kimono

I used this tutorial:

Simple Kimono Wrap (version 2)

It was the first time I've ever done a binding like this and I have to say it wasn't that bad!


I have this cool little bias binding maker thingy that I never used - but now I have! It was really a lot easier than I thought. You just cut your fabric into strips twice as wide as the desired end result - pop the strip into the bias maker and iron it flat as it comes out! And you end up with perfect bias strips!
Love it!


Kimono closeup

I think I may have to make some more!

17 comments:

habitual said...

It's beautiful! Well done! :)

You know, there's a sun dress pattern now too.....

Bea said...

Very very cute!

Katie said...

It's gorgeous! Can you tell more about the binding tool? How cool!

Trillian42 said...

OMG! That is too cute! I love the fabric - very baby-appropriate without being cheesy.

Zonda said...

Very cute! Nice job on the binding too!

CalicoDaisy said...

Nice! You're doubly talented. I love to make bias tape. It's sort of therapeutic, I think.
-- Michele

Pheelya said...

Too Cute!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Howe cool is that? Neat! Love the fabric on the kimono. Cute!

Sarah said...

Wow! I need to get my friends having babies so I can make this:) You're such a crafting inspiration!

Jessica, aka TopazGirl said...

That's adorable! I've made loads of baby clothes like that from knit fabrics, but never from wovens, will have to give that a try! I even have the same apples fabric in my stash. :)

byronicwoman said...

rock and roll! where'd you get that bias thingy?

Anonymous said...

Uh...don't you mean second item of clothing? Let us not forget the pajama pants of the mean sewing teacher!! :-) The baby kimono is super cute! I really need to get a new sewng machine!

Love,
Rebecca

Lynn said...

Most excellent!

What can't you do?

Ruth's Place said...

I agree with Lynn, is there anything you can't do? :) The kimono top is awesome - LOVE the fabric, too cute.

bySarah said...

Awwwwwwww!

Who's it for??

Stacey said...

That is adorable! I remember the first time I used the binding maker - what a cool tool!

Jennifer said...

I'm so going to have to get me one of those for making bias tape. I did it the long and old fashion way today. It took a long time. Thanks.....