Woodland Baby Shirt and Bloomers

These cute woodland themed fabrics keep popping up everywhere, and I have a really hard time resisting them.  Over the holidays, I had some extra time to sew and made Kate two woodland shirts and a pair of bloomers.


This furry forest friends Japanese sheeting fabric is lightweight and makes a comfy baby shirt.  I love the little scenes on it with those cute furry bears and sweet little trees.  I used this Izzy Top shirt pattern, which was easy to follow, but I ended up making some changes to the bodice to make the lining lay flat without poking through to the front.  The secret is under stitching which sounds complex, but it’s a really simple way to make your bodice look professional.


The shirt was so easy to make that I whipped up another one out of this Moda fabric and made a pair of black and white bloomers to go with it.  The perfect combination of prints.  Aren’t those woodland creatures peeking out behind the flowers just the best!

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The detail I like most about this pattern is the button tab on the back of the bodice.  I used a contrasting piece of fabric that matched the bloomers and a KAM snap.  I found that KAM snaps are easy to apply, but they are definitely not heavy duty.


Long shirts are the way to go when sewing for a baby girl, since dresses can be difficult for them to crawl around in.  I can’t wait to make a few more of these cute little shirt/bloomer combinations!


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