So I finally finished the two pinnies that my colleague ordered for her 14 month old granddaughter Lila and my biggest lesson learnt was that sewing on a mini-scale is extremely fiddly!
I got the boyfriend to hold them up to highlight just how tiny they are – despite his protesting, I think he secretly thought they were cute and enjoyed posing with them...haha!
The oilcloth pinny was a dream to sew up, largely thanks to the tips I found online and posted about here. The absolute key was using a strong enough needle and I found that the one for DENIM that I used was ideal.
Anyway, I just love the Scotty Dog print and it looks super cute together with the baby-blue-polka-dot fabric that I used for the ties and as lining. I decided to use ties for both the neck and waist so the pinny will fit for longer as Lila grows.
Although the cotton pinny is probably my favourite of the two, it was not as straight forward to sew up. In fact, it was so fiddly that at one point I could have cried...but then bias binding saved the day! Thank you bias binding! Again I used ties at the waist and a button for the halter neck so it can easily be put on and taken off.
This was certainly educational and a challenge, but despite the super cute results, I'm not sure that baby attire is my calling in sewing. I wouldn't say never of course, but I'd have to get a lot of practice in before giving it another go.
Have you lovely people sewn anything on a miniature scale before? If so, how did you find it? Do you have any tips you can share?