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« on: July 24, 2009 07:46:47 AM »

I have only recently discovered the sewing for kids board, and while I am not a super seamstress (yet), I have been soo inspired by all of the beautiful things I have seen here- i want to sew every day after the kids get to bed!

But I had to share a couple of things I have made- and am pretty proud of, I must say. I have a 3-month old daughter (who I absolutely adore) and I love carrying her around on my person- I love to nuzzle her fuzzy little head under my chin. So rather than spending piles of cash for baby carriers that I may or may not like, I have made a few of my own- started with a Moby wrap or two, and then on to the Mei Tais. I made a diaper bag with a gorgeous fabric that I bought after my son was born, but never used, so I made a matching Mei Tai (oh my... I haven't gone so far as to dress my kids in matching outfits though....). Once finished I found it was a little big for a 3-month old (even if she is a little wharfy), so I redesigned the pattern a bit and made another that's a little smaller, but ever so smashing. So, here they are:

The smaller carrier using a lightweight black twill and chinese brocade:

And the original with the matching bag:

And the change pad

I have realy enjoyed making these, and carting Madeleine around with me in style. Not perfect, but I am pretty pleased!
 Now, what to make next....
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 08:09:01 AM »

Those are amazing!!!You are already a super seamstress in my book!

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 08:26:22 AM »

those came out great!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 08:32:40 AM »

Very pretty, and your daughter looks very comfy Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009 09:00:40 AM »

You did a great job.  Where were these when I was had little ones?  Huh

By the way, you are a brave lady to still be wearing pretty, dangly earrings, so close to those baby fingers!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009 09:31:49 AM »

those look great and it doesn't hurt that you have a beautiful baby to model them

« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009 09:51:10 AM »

The carriers look wonderful!!  Great job!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 10:14:57 AM »

These are so much cuter than any store-bought carrier I've seen.  Love the fabric choices!
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009 10:56:01 AM »

They are all lovely!... and the mommy and baby aren't half bad either? How did you shed the weight so quick?

Enjoy dressing up your little girl. They can be such fun to craft for. And there are so many lovely patterns and tutorials out there for free!

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I like them both!  I especially love the second one, though.  I Smiley

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