I started off this series sewing the Tidy Travel Tote. It has already been helpful for my toddler and us, seeing the entire South Africa went on a hand sanitizer craze and I luckily had some stored in mine!
The Itty Bitty comes in sizes from 24 weeks gestation to full term. Size dependant on fabric used and as we know each baby is different. I made my daughter size Small in the Knit option.
I prefer working with knit when it comes to little ones as the fit is very forgiving. Plus, my son was around 3.6kgs, so I am estimating her birth weight here.
- I tried my best to pattern match, specifically the stripes. I did this by cutting one side of the kimono then using said cut piece flipped over to match the stripes.
- I used a lace trim around the cuffs and arm bands.
- I didn’t use bias binding; I just added a band around the outer edge of the kimono at 1 inch in width
- Also only used a tie inside and snaps on the opposite external side. Added some woven fabric behind the inner snap – alternatively you can use some interfacing.
I just love how this set turned out. It really shows me how small little ones are at birth. I am hoping to make another 2 sets. Perhaps one size up!