Instructions1. Put on the Night Shirt, put a pin 1" down from the length you want it. Take it off and cut straight across at this level.
2. Hem the new short Night Feeding Top.
3. Hold up the offcut against the sleepysuit to determine how much shirt to use. Cut off the right length, measuring up from the existing hem.
4. Cut off one of the side seams from the skirt to make the tube into one ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Cute
Night shirt from Kmart; SleepySuit with feet from Kmart; sewing thread; scissors; sewing machine (straight stitch & 3-step zigzag); pins
What was your inspiration?
a) My baby was given some cute summer rompers with skirts that she has now outgrown and I wanted to try making a winterish verson.
b) It's too cold to wear just a feeding singlet to sleep, but a bother having to lift up a long night shirt, and expensive to buy nursing nightwear.
c) My baby is on the round-and-short side, so wearing sleepysuits with feet while crawling leaves her kneeling in the middle, with the deflated legs out behind her, wondering why she can't move!
What are you most proud of?
Turning 2 rather boring items off the clearing rack into something cute and useful.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Never overlook stuff in the shop just because it's a boring colour or pattern - adding embellishments or paints & dyes can really improve things. I was originally thinking of dyeing the finished rompers, but at the moment I like it grey.