baby in the hood

8 Jun

I had been waiting, breath bated for Anna Maria Horner’s new book, Handmade Beginnings to come out. I’d seen a few of the patterns and thought the mariposa nursing tunic looked, well, LESS like a maternity shirt than all the other nursing clothes I’ve seen. So I bought the book on sale and was so pleasantly surprised to find lots of other projects that actually align with my aesthetic pretty well. This is rare in the sewing world, unfortunately. Though I’ve been sewing for like 20 years, primarily with patterns, I very rarely find something just like what I was wishing for. I got the book in the mail and promptly made two (different!!) nursing tops — photos maybe later, if I am looking cute — and the “baby in the hood” jacket for George. It is precious, made up in about 2 hours with some pattern alterations (I didn’t fully line it, summertime coming and all), and fits him with a little room to grow in the 9 month size. My little butterball.

I’m so glad to be using up some of my fabric stash and I’m totally validated in my habit of keeping weird little scraps because I lined the sleeves with one scrap and made the hood stripe and button placket with another.

I am already having anxiety about George’s upcoming phase of hating mama-made stuff. I went through one, albeit a brief one where I eventually just learned to sew, and I’m sure my mum was bummed.

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5 Responses to “baby in the hood”

  1. Trail's Crafts June 9, 2010 at 3:57 am #

    Great hoodie. I love the big buttons.

  2. Autumn June 9, 2010 at 7:04 am #

    You should open a shop. That way I could worship and drool over all your incredible creations and then realized I can’t afford cool stuff. Ok, you should sell SO much stuff that it eventually gets consigned to cheap places and then I can buy out all your ‘originals’ for a steal. That is a way better plan. You are so talented- I bet you can cut your own bangs too (I have had bangs for approx 20 years and still can’t, lame).

    • veryveryfine June 9, 2010 at 8:53 am #

      we can’t afford cool stuff either, hence the sewing. we could totally trade goods for services if you let me use noele as a model for my etsy shop!

  3. Autumn June 9, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    ohmahgoodness in a heartbeat! Only problem, she hates to smile. It’s sweet and weird all at the same time. But I am down to try anytime. Also, we should walk and drink coffee soon.

    • veryveryfine June 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

      totes on the walk/coffee, and smiling is never mandatory in my book.

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