Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Polka-dotted Infant Coverall

Hubby asked me to make gifts for the two first-time mamas who work in his department. Both are having boys, so I settled on a cheerful bunting or coverall or snowsuit...whatever you want to call it.

I used the "Corduroy baby coverall" pattern from Ottobre 6/2007 (#10, size 62).  I followed the pattern for the most part, with just a few minor changes -- like snaps instead of buttons up the front, and making the bird an applique rather than a 3D stuffed critter.  Oh, and I made the pacifier tether with a snap on the end rather than one big loop that could prove to be a strangulation hazard.

The shell is soft baby wale corduroy I picked out at JoAnn specifically for this project.  The lining is organic cotton sweater knit from Fabric.com that I had leftover from some clothes I made for Miss M.  I ended up using every last bit of it!  It's very, very soft and snuggly!  I got the blue, red, and orange ribbons at Hobby Lobby, using  scrap of the corduroy to match polka-dot colors.  I didn't originally envision red snaps (with the orange lining, it wasn't intitive), but once it came down to it, they just looked so right!  I really love how cheery they turned out!  Perfect for a long drab winter!

I made two, virtually identical, but I didn't photograph them together before packing them off to their recipients.


  1. Adorable! They will love them, I'm sure.

  2. I love the little bird and the cheery colors! Great job!