Monday, May 12, 2014

Bonnets for Baby

I am still on my sewing for baby kick. I am loving sewing coordinating outfits for her while I daydream about how cute she will look in all that I am creating. So this past week I decided to work on hats and bonnets to match her little dresses that I made. 

I found and fell in love with the Cottage Mama's blog ( She has the cutest patterns for little girls and I decided to give her Ruffle Bonnet Tutorial a try. I did size down to about 85% to try and make it fit a newborn . . . only time will tell if these bonnets will work but I am really hoping they will. 

My first bonnet was made using all white eyelet fabric and a white cotton fabric for the lining. 

I loved the way it turned out. Which meant I just couldn't stop with one. Remember the watermelon dress I had been working on (using the Little Geranium Dress Pattern from Made by Rae)?

I couldn't help but throw together a cute little ruffled diaper cover to go underneath. 

And of course, she would have to have a matching bonnet since this pattern had gone together so smoothly and so quickly. 

I just can't wait to dress her in this outfit for summer barbeques. Finally, I decided to make one very special dress and bonnet using the scraps from my mom's Mother's Day quilt. 

Luckily I had a lot of leftovers from the border of the quilt. 

I added orange to the dress instead of pink or red just to give her a pop of a more summery color. 

I really did love making these bonnets and they are a great way to use up some of the larger quilt scraps. The tutorial was extremely well written, easy to follow and created such a beautifully finished bonnet. I enjoyed it so much that I ordered myself a mother's day gift, the Cottage Mama's (Lindsay Wilkes) book, "Sew Classic Clothes for Girls". I am just dying for it to get here. I also found a few more patterns on her site that she offered for free that I cannot wait to try out. 

I have a feeling that I am far from done with my sewing for this little one! :)

Until next time . . . happy quilting/sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy all this sewing now, because in a few weeks, you'll just want to sleep, instead. Super cute outfits! I saw a ruffled diaper cover the other day, and thought of yours.