Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Baby Burp Clothes and a New Skirt

It's finally time to do some baby sewing! I've been so busy working on items for some friends (I will post pictures after I give them their gifts), that I've just now started sewing for our soon-to-arrive daughter, Jaidyn Marie.

I'm working on a couple crochet-edged flannel blankets for her, and yesterday I cut out the pieces for her baby quilt. It is going to be beautiful, lavender and yellow with some green and pink, but I don't have any pictures yet...just baby burp clothes.

Above, these thick cloth diapers got their edges finished with some bits of my favorite stash scraps. Sometimes those little pieces of loved fabrics do come in handy!

Below, I found 6 of these thin diapers at a garage sale. The looked new, and once I decorated them with pieces of random stash fabric, they became the perfect burp clothes for a stylin' baby!

Most of these are decorated with flannel fabric, which I like better than the ones with cotton fabric. Flannel seems softer and more absorbent, but I'm sure the cotton ones will work well too.

I did make another maternity skirt a couple weeks ago. This was an expensive name-brand skirt that I picked up at the thrift store for $7 or $8 dollars. I cut off the waistband, attached a new elastic waistband in a knit fabric casing, and I have a cute skirt that fits perfectly. This will probably be the last maternity sewing I'll do...only 8 more weeks to go!

I found this tutorial to be very helpful in learning how to make and attach a pregnancy waistband.

That's all for now!


  1. Love the burp cloths Jessica! (It turns out I can see your blog in China after all! I'm so happy!) We used a ton of burp cloths with Abel. In the States I used thick cloth diapers, but they didn't have cute fabric decorating them. Here we just ended up buying cute hand towels. You need to email me!!!

  2. such cute burp cloths. I love the vintagey looking fabric. Glad the tutorial helped. :)

  3. I love the burp rags, so cute! When I had my twin girls, we didn't know they were going to be girls until 2 weeks before they were born. By then I was on bedrest and couldn't do fun stuff like this. They came early anyway and almost had no girl clothes, except for a lady in my Bible study bought a packet of pink onesies! Not that it would be horrible to go home in blue, but it is fun to have a girl! :o) I've been wondering if you had time to sew anything for the baby, so it's fun to see. I'm glad you are on the home stretch, 8 weeks will pass before you know it!

  4. I can't wait to see the finished quilt, Jessica! I love the colors you've chosen, and you do such nice work.

  5. Jessica,

    I love the burp cloths. What a great idea. I love the name that you have picked out!

    Love, Heather

  6. Jaidyn Marie is such a pretty name, Jessica!! Love it and can't wait to meet her. :-)