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.Harvey in Vikings and Velour.


I’m back with the spoiled baby. How can you not spoil a baby though? He’s too cute and I’ve got to get the most of sewing using cute prints in while he’s small enough to pull them off!
And finally anything I sew for him is lasting more than a couple of months before he grows too big. I think I’ll definitley be getting a good 6 or more months out of each size now which makes it worthwhile.

I love the style of these tops, it’s all about a easy-fitting neckline and the neckline on these are great with the binding extending across one shoulder seam, fastening with snaps.

The viking print is from Lillestoff and is one of my favourites, I made a tiny little suit for Harvey when he was a newborn which didn’t get worn nearly enough. I’ll be saving it for the Grandkids! The blue stripe is from Hilco.

I’ve used this pattern before and I’m sure I’ll be using it again. It is from Ottobre 4/2011, Baby Basics T-shirt.


I made the pants out of some grey velour from Hilco that I have been hanging onto for way too long to make a pair of trackies for myself. I got the fabric as part of a sponsored blog post and love it so am glad to finally have cut into a little bit. And I’ve probably got enough to make Harvey a pair of pants in every size until he is 4 so watch out!

It is a lovely fabric though, nice and thick and warm. And the pants include cute little pockets that are highly impractical but extremely cute.


This pattern comes from Ottobre3/2012 Koala Velour Pants. Another “basics” wardrobe item that will become a comfy staple. This is the second time I’ve made them – first pair here.


I guess one good thing about our unpredictable weather is that ALL season clothing is needed during summer so nothing goes to waste!


.Mr Penguin.




I love baby legs and there’s nothing cuter than a baby boy wearing shorts.

I made these shorts using Farbenmix Primera towelling knit from Crafty Mamas. The same fabric that I used for this little suit.

They melt me every time he wears them, with their funky retro style. The pattern is from Ottobre 3/2012, Donkey Sweatshirt Shorts.

The tshirt is one that I have made quite a few of for Harvey. It has an envelope-style neckline opening which makes dressing a breeze.

This pattern is from Ottobre 3/2011, Happy Animals T-shirt. The fabric is another Lillestoff print (I’m officially hooked, can you tell?!)


At first I wasn’t sure about using a snowy, Wintery penguin print for a Summer piece of clothing, the but contradiction makes me smile. We’re cheering on the Winter Olympics here in the heat! Go Aussies!


.Mr Aligator.

I looove this little outfit. And I’m reminding myself that comfort and practicality always wins. Especially now that Harvey is getting much bigger, it is much easier to dress him in clothes that are easy to pull on and off and that sit right all day long.

This top is made from some Lillestoff crocodiles fabric I bought from Crafty Mamas. The pattern is from Ottobre 4/2011, Baby Basics T-shirt. The snaps in the neckline are brilliant. So easy to sew with no plackets or tricky openings to worry about. The neckline binding is simply sewed across the shoulder seam and then closed with snaps. Easy to get over Harvey’s head but the neckline opening isn’t bigger than it needs to be.

The pants are made from french terry lycra. This fabric washes and wears so well. It is just thick enough to offer some stability and extra warmth, and still nice and stretchy for a good fit. This pattern is from Ottobre3/2012 Koala Velour Pants. The picture for the pattern shown is for girl’s velour pants. I wasn’t sure how it would look for boys, but I think they are perfect. This pattern will definitley be getting a work out in the future. Oh, and the little, impractical, never to be used pockets? Cute as can be!

Hello there Mr Harvey! Yep, I think he’s happy with these ones!


.Harvey models.


Aaah, this little boy is just getting cuter every single day. 6 months in and I’m just starting to feel as though I can accomplish more than general house and Mum stuff again. I didn’t think it would take this long but sleeping (or lack of) has taken it’s toll and everything just seems extra busy.
Having said that, I still haven’t touched anything Make It Perfect related for a long time but I am getting the urge to start creating new patterns again and that’s a good thing! I’ve learned over the last few years not to push it, inspiration will come when the time is right.


There has been a little bit of Harvey sewing going on though. A growing baby does that. I’m actually looking forward to him not growing quite so quickly now so that his clothes fit for a bit longer! 
This long-sleeved top is from Ottobre 4/2012. “Mint tshirt.” I like the opening at the back of the neckline, it really does making dressing a lot happier and easier. I’m not totally in love with this beaver fabric…some days I like it more than others though, and the colours and nice and fresh.

The pants are from Ottobre 1/2013. “Tiikeri sweatpants.” I used french terry lycra for these and like the extra thickness in the fabric. These are a cute fit, and would work well for a crawling baby.


I was sorting through some photos and realised that I hadn’t shared photos of Harvey wearing his hoody jacket. This one is made from french terry lycra too and has been worn heaps. I’ll be making more of these for next winter. You can read more about the jacket here.