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« on: February 26, 2014 04:48:33 AM »

So... I'm due to have twins any day now. I also have a two year old toddler. Naturally, I want all of them to match for our first Easter as a finished family (I told my husband that we are so done having kids after this!). And, naturally, everything hand made and matching for three kids is ridiculously expensive.

I'm not a novice sewer, but I've never been able to follow a pattern. I've tried making clothes for myself in the past and I have failed miserably. So my question is simple: Does anyone have any suggestions for making pattern following easier? Or does anyone have a pattern that they love for baby clothes? And what type of fabric should I use? I want to make a dress with a diaper cover for my new little girl, a romper- type thing for the new little boy, and a tie and vest for my two year old. Any tips are welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014 11:50:56 AM »

I have a hard time with commercial patterns, but there are a lot of patterns from etsy or available free online that I can sew without any problems.

I like this diaper cover pattern from Dana at MADE.
http://www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/tutorial-the-perfect-diaper-cover.html

Here is a cute dress pattern, though you'd probably have to modify it to make it bigger for Easter time.
http://www.made-by-rae.com/2008/04/free-itty-bitty-baby-dress-pattern/

Or here is a simple peasant style dress.
http://www.sewmuchado.com/2012/01/infant-peasant-dress-free-pattern-and-tutorial.html
You can dress it up by adding a ruffle to the bottom, or doing the sleeves a different color. When I made it, I modified it slightly to give it a different bodice color.
(Depending on your babies size you may need to make this slightly larger).

I've never made a romper, but here are three different tutorials for them.
http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com/2012/09/baby-romper-free-pattern-babybelly.html
http://mellysews.com/2013/08/baby-boy-romper-tutorial-free-pdf-sewing-pattern.html
http://www.mygrowinghome.com/2011/03/diy-boys-romper.html

And again, I haven't made a tie or boys vest but there are many tutorials for those as well.
http://hazelandcompany.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-little-gentleman-faux-vest-snap-on.html (This one is for a baby, but I thought I'd throw it in there anyway.)
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/01/re-purposing-reversible-boys-vest-from.html
http://imsharingthewealth.blogspot.com/2011/09/little-boy-tie-tutorial.html
http://www.twomoreseconds.com/2011/04/little-boy-tie-tutorial-roundup.html

Hopefully some of these will help.
I also like patterns from http://www.peekaboopatternshop.com/  They are around $8 and she has a wide variety. She has a suit for boys and several dresses (though they may only go down to 3 months size).
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