Friends, I’m so excited to be teaching another class at my favorite fabric store/sewing studio! This time, we’re focusing on baby outfits, and I’m certain that everyone needs to make an adorable pinafore and pair of bloomers at some point. Right? I think these would make fabulous holiday gifts as well as gifts for expectant parents any time of the year.
I think what’s most thrilling for me is that these are adapted from Japanese patterns but modified heavily by me, so they are, in essence, my own patterns. I worked and re-worked the patterns to really simplify them, but the class will include tips and tricks on working with Japanese sewing books as well. The pinafore top can be adjusted to fit sizes approximately 6 months to 18 months (if the 18-month-old is quite slim), and is fully lined.
Though the description says these would be perfect for “little ladies”, I think these could easily be unisex, and really, I don’t think there’s anything cuter than bloomers on any tush, boy or girl.
It’s another all-day workshop on December 8th, so I’ll be doing quite a bit to prepare for the class. I was so very lucky with my first class (awesome people! super fun!) and it seemed like an auspicious beginning. Holiday times are tricky though, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that the class will actually happen…
P.S. If you’re curious about the fabrics I used for the above (I’ve had all of these in my stash forever):
Grey=Nani Iro Peaceful Cooing in double-gauze
Red/Cream/Aqua Watercolor=Nani Iro Linen/Cotton
Brown Bears=Kokka Linen/Cotton
White with black polka dots=Cotton from JoAnn’s
Off-White bloomers=Linen/Rayon blend
48 thoughts on “Another Drygoods Class!”
This is one of those “happy for you, but sad for me” moments: SO excited for you that you are not only teaching another class, but that you’re using (basically) your own patterns! And they’re adorable to boot – remaining true to your awesome design aesthetic while also making them baby-cute.
But then there’s the sad me that feels sad to miss out on such an awesome class:( Right now I wish we still lived in Vancouver so I could drive down for the day. I wish you the very best of luck with the next class and know that it will again be a resounding success!
Thank you Lucinda! I probably shouldn’t feel so proud about simply modifying a couple of patterns, but hey, this is tremendous progress for me 🙂
Oh those lucky people who can take your sewing class! I am jealous! I leave about as far away from Seattle as I possibly can and still be in the U.S. Draw a line from Seattle to the southeastern corner and there I am. I hope Seattle realizes what a treasure they have there in learning from you! Off to pout for the rest of the day.
Oh, I’m so curious where the farthest point from Seattle is – are you in Florida? Thanks for the sweet words, Karen!
Here comes number three who wishes she could attend!!! I might join Karen for pouting.
And I join Lucinda in wishing you the best of luck! I am very happy for you and it must be so satisfying to be using your own pattern. I so hope the class will be booked out! I will not gush too much about the pinafore and bloomers – they are adorable. And thank´s for the fabric info ;-), I was especially curious about the kokka fabric, but I guess it is not available anymore. And “Yes!” to using nani iro for baby clothes!
Thank you, thank you, Ute! Unfortunately that adorable bear Kokka is long out of print. I got it nearly seven years ago, and I made a cute little pillow out of it when I first got it 🙂 These require so little fabric I don’t feel guilty about using up my Nani Iro – I was able to make them out of scraps. Win-win!
Oh my….those are killing me with cuteness!
Thanks, Monica – I think they’re pretty darn cute too 🙂
Oh my, this is too cute!
You are the best, Sanae!
Thank you, sweet Diana! I appreciate your comment so much!
These are adorable! Makes me wish I lived in Seattle 🙂
It amazes me how far flung the folks visiting my little space are…it’s so very cool, and one day I would love to organize a get-together. Wouldn’t that be fun?
That’s wonderful news! I love DGD too! Love the pattern and hope I can join. Congratulations.
DGD rocks! I hope you can join to Marjie, thank you!! 🙂
beautiful! fully lined! go on, girl. wish i could take the class 🙁 especially love that orange outfit!
Thanks, girl! The orange stripey bloomers are my fave, though they’re all kind of killing me with their cuteness 🙂
Oh these are too cute!! I have three little nieces these would be perfect for…..wishI could take your class! Have fun teaching!!
Thank you, Meghan – it would be so lovely if we could sew together! 🙂
Between your fabrics and the adorable pattern, I just can’t handle the cuteness! I want to see four babies lined up next to each other in these! Congrats on your class. Wish I were near you!
Thanks so much, Caroline! That’s so funny – I actually tried to get a friend’s baby to pose in the outfits, but she (the baby) got sick on the day we were planning the photoshoot and I had to submit the pix to Drygoods, so I had to make do without the model. I think it would have made the outfits extra cute 🙂
Wish I could attend! I just had my first and after a difficult pregnancy and post partum, I am ready to sew all that fabric I had ordered for her! Sadly though, Texas is a bit far. Congrats on teaching a class! Love reading your blog and seeing all your creations! 🙂
Thank you, Jess! I’m so sorry to hear that your first pregnancy was a challenging one, but it sounds like you’ve powered through – that itch to start creating is a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?
Good Luck Sanae and have fun!
Thank you, Tracy! I hope I don’t have to follow-up with a post saying, “Soooo…it was canceled….” 🙂
I realize I”m fortunate to live in Seattle and was able to take your
first class at Ballard Dry Goods. Now I’m anticipating this one and
hope to make an outfit for my year-old grandson.
These are wonderful creations!
Looking forward ~
It was so lovely that you were in the last class and I’m looking forward to the next one, Joan! Your grandson would look smashing in the outfit, I’m sure!
Oh my these are so cute. Makes me want to have more babies, like right now! I love the fabrics that you’ve chosen, you can never go wrong with Nani Iro….
I was having serious baby yearnings while making these, Sophie! Too bad that ship has sailed for me, but I’m finding that I’m constantly making baby stuff for pregnant friends, which is so fun!
Sanae, these are so cute! They make me want to hop on a plane to Seattle to attend your class. Will you me up at the airport? ;-p
Of course I would, An 🙂 but I’m pretty sure you’d end up teaching the class instead of me because you’ve got mad skillz.
I am not a sewing person. are any of these delightful items for sale?
I hope so!
By chance, is the pattern for sale? Live too far away for a class but love these!
Oh these are adorable! I too would love to know if the pattern is for sale, and if so, I would be overjoyed! I’d love to make a set for my little one, due in March 2015 🙂
I would love to buy your pattern!
Thank you, Courtney! I’ll email you directly!
is it possible to buy the top and bloomer pattern?
I would love to buy the pattern, as well! These are the most adorable things I’ve seen in awhile and I’m always on the lookout for cuteness to sew!
I too would love to buy the pattern!
I would love to buy the pattern for the pinafore top and bloomers for baby girls.
I would love to buy this pattern too 🙂
all the way from South Africa ..
Hi I was also wondering if able to purchase the pinafore pattern and tackle it for a boy top! Thankyou for your consideration
I would love to buy the pattern too, is that possible?
I would also like to buy your pattern if possible! 🙂
Hi. I would also love to buy this pattern. I have a baby girl due in early October and I would love to make these for her. Is the pattern available for purchase? Thank you.
is the pattern still available? If so, please send me information on how to purchase.
Love this outfit! Is the pattern available for purchase??
Is the pattern available! Adorable
Would like to purchase pattern if available!