But finally I can start! I gained a new niece back at the very end of November, and so I sewed her up a few cute girly things and sent them off to Australia. It's nearing summer there, so I thought she needed some sun protection, hence an excuse to make another of Rae's Peekaboo Bonnets!
Note how I was actually able to centre and line up the fabric nicely in the different sections, I wasn't sure it would work! I also just piped the printed side, because I like the look better, and just lined it with some left over yellow fabric. I love piping, and in hind site, I wished I'd made piping, as the pre made colour selection at my local fabric store is pretty lame!
And of course, I needed to make something to go with the bonnet, so I made up a little jumper.
It's a slightly modified version of New Look 6576. I reversed and rounded the button closure, and added a pocket for extra interest, inspired by these jumpers I saw on Soulemama. I had dreams of trimming the whole thing with bias tape, but that turned out to be a very silly and almost impossible (at least for someone of my current skill level) idea. I'm loving the look of piping/edging things, so I'll have to try again with something else soon!
The fabric is both from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern line, and I thought it was perfect for these, as my brother doesn't like pink, and I thought my sister-in-law would like it too! Not your typical baby clothes fabric, but for that I like it! And I have a super soft spot for bluey greens! While they aren't perfect (like looking at it now, the pocket might be a bit of kilter and maybe should have been put on a bit higher), I really love these pieces, and I hope my little niece (and her parents do too!)