Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The fruits of my sewing class labor!

As I mentioned before, I have been taking a beginners sewing class. This romper was the project we worked on in class. I still don't know it fits my doodle bug, I think I will wait until later on this week when its warmer. She doesn't really like to try on clothes, if she's not wearing them that day. Don't look too closely, but all in all, I'm quite proud of myself.

For my second project, I tried a nap mat for Ella. She was just promoted to "wobbler's" in school and they want 1 year old to sleep on these, and stay on the carpet, and feed themselves, and go to the potty....I digress. Anyway, I guess I could have bought one, but this was more fun. I found a free pattern here, from one of my favorite blogs.

I put Velcro down one side so that we could remove the foam for easy washing.

I added tabs at the bottom for easy roll up.
I left the pillow side open, which is unlike the pattern, and inserted a baby pillow that could easily be removed for washing.
I attached a minky blanket for cuddly warmth. (This was the hardest part I might add, that fabric was really hard to sew straight.)
Finally, I added an elastic strap for easy carrying.
Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, I must say, it was much easier than that silly romper. Here is the true test.....

Ding...Ding...Ding...we have a WINNER!!! WOO HOO!
(Mom, you may now beam with pride)


  1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for following my blog. It was fun to find yours as well. Ella is a little doll!
    I love your sewing projects. I really want to learn how to sew better. I am trying to convince my mom to take a sewing class with me this summer. You have just given me more motivation!
    Happy Earth Day!

  2. Sorry, I was logged in to my other blog. Thought I should tell you that comment above is from Katie from A List Maker's Life!