Hi, I’m H. From Nottingham, UK. I recently joined the ‘New Mummy’ club and as such have been beavering away and getting all creative making baby clothes for my daughter Ellie. A few reasons for this; firstly I love creating and have always tinkered with the sewing machine – halloween costumes, altering hemlines etc. But with working full time I never had enough hours available to really get into designing and making my own things until now. Secondly I was struggling to find clothes that fit well over cloth nappies, especially trousers. Another bugbear – most of the shop-bought dresses don’t seem to come with any bloomers and I think the nappy hanging out really spoils some of the lovely frocks that Ellie has. Thirdly, I was surprised at the cost of baby clothes – a pair of jeans for baby costs the same as a pair for me! I can buy a metre of denim for the same price and get at least 4 pairs out of that whilst she is so small (I have also recycled some of my old pairs into her fabric stash – even cheaper!). Finally (!) I not only get to indulge my creative side by designing my own unique outfits but I get a regular sense of achievement – lots of patting myself on the back for creating another fashion masterpiece . I find that making baby clothes is much more rewarding than adult projects – not only does it take a lot less time to whip up a project from the initial idea through to finished product, I can also get away with splurging on some fantastic fabrics to work with as I only need small quantities. I have had many compliments on lots of Ellie’s clothes that I have designed and made myself (I am a self-taught, hobby sewer) and as such I decided to tart up my patterns on the computer, ready for publication (no more hand-scribbled shapes!) and start this website to share and promote them. I’d also like to fill this site with details of projects I’m currently working on as well as sharing some of my free patterns and tips and tricks along the way as I construct Ellie’s Wardrobe each season.
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