Posted 29 September, 08on:
When the art teacher mentioned how much she loves baby outfits with ears, I knew I had to make Design #7 from the 03/03 issue of Ottobre. When she said she loves bright orange, I knew which fabrics I would use. If she likes bright, I can give her bright. 🙂
The shaped hood and elasticized opening will keep cold air away from the baby’s little ears. (Squee….little baby ears…) The size of the neck opening concerns me. I tried to open it up a bit more by taking a slightly larger seam allowance. The lined hood adds extra warmth while concealing the seams. I don’t like hoods with exposed seams.
For the pants, I eliminated the extra seaming details of Design #5 from the same issue. There is enough going on with the bold colors and the ears. A simpler pant seemed prudent. I carefully cut out a footprint from the purple fabric to applique near the hem and on the backside. A tear away stabilizer minimized the distortion while satin stitching the edges. To bring a bit more purple to the pants, I added an elasticized cuff. It will also help keep drafts out. Ms V’s baby is due in early December so she will need some warm snuggly things.