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!
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!