I am currently in love with the Oliver+S lullaby layette shirt pattern. With the paper tracing already done it’s possible to whip one up in less than hour including a little bit of embroidery added to make it extra special.
I made two in this last week and with temperature rising by a degree everyday (we were at 43 deg C today!!) these are perfect for the summer.
Here are a few photos of the boy in wearing these –as you can see from all possible angles. 🙂
For the orange one, I added a bit or running stitch to the top placket with two press buttons on the inside. The fabric is a lovely mangalagiri cotton that I know will only get softer with time.
The fabric for the black one is also mangalagiri cotton, both of which I purchased on one of my Pune trips. On the black one I tried some free cross stitch from here.
I think adding a bit of hand stitiching, especially something as quick as this makes the pattern more special and I hope to make lots more.
To me, this is simple, basic and yet very gratifying bit of sewing. It has just a few complicated bits (one has to get the placket right and make sure that the sleeves are set in right), but I can manage that even at the end of a long tiring day. I really do love this little blouse. And it is reminiscent of the ubiquitious “zabala” that all babies wear–both girls and boys.
It’s what baby M is going to live in this summer!
Okay! I think I have told you enough about how much I love this pattern. Do you as well? I would love to hear what you think and what variations you would do.