I've been burning through my stash like a crazy woman (because I am one! Ha!), making all sorts of oddments from leftover yardage. Laddie now has three much-needed pairs of pajama pants in an obnoxious black-and-cream stripe knit. I call them his prison pants! Little Man got a pair of red "sweatshirt" knit pajama pants, and two pairs of pajama shorts in red and green with a white mustache pattern -- also very necessary, considering that most of his pajama bottoms are at least two sizes too small. But I had enough of the red mustache fabric left (leftovers of leftovers!) that I thought I should use it for something. I decided to fashion a bib from it. In fact, bibs have been the destiny of several of my pint-sized scraps -- especially those with patterns suited for little pints!
The pattern is just a simple template traced from a bib I was given when Little Man was born. I'd used that bib all the way through Laddie, but it was really just too tattered to use again!
I interlined the bibs with a thin cotton quilt batting -- but really, flannel would be a better choice, as these are a tad on the thick side. They were quick to put together, though, especially using a snap press for the closure.
I did take time for a detail or two, though -- such as the little bow-tie on the mustache bib (completely impractical, but too cute to resist), or a little pocket on the reverse side of the "anchor" bib, below:
I had some woodland fabrics left from Laddie's activity gym, so I put them to use:
|I did end up doing a bias edge on this bib -- the reverse is a blue linen -- but it was|
too much of a hassle to repeat. Right sides together, turn, and slip-stitch close is
It's early days for these, since Scout probably won't be starting solids for another six months or so. But at least when it's time. He'll be covered. Quite literally...