Sunday, 10 November 2013

More bum coverings.

Still on a newborn photo prop kick!  I have seen really cute ruffle bum nappy covers around, but no tutorials other than those using a special ruffle fabric. I decided to wing it.  I started off with this tutorial at Made which is fabulous.  I thought I knew what I was doing with the ruffles but it all ended up a tangled mess with ruffles stuck in leg seams and stitches everywhere.  I started again, first with a simple cover, no ruffles.



Perfect for a little boy.  Then, with a better idea of how it all worked, I moved on to the ruffle one.



This is the front, it looks very odd! The fabric was from a craft fair, perhaps at the NEC and was a very bad choice as those little white flowers melt when you iron them.  Lesson learned.



Here is the back, showing the three rows of ruffles.  You can't really make it out, can you?  I need a model... Mr Hefalump!



Poor Mr Hefalump, no wonder he looks so sad.  This does show the finished effect better though!



And it co-ordinates with his blanket!  I'm sorry Mr Hefalump.  I won't ask you to model baby stuff again (I will). 

Oh, and I won an award!  I came second in Homecrafts Blog Awards.  Go check me out and the other winners.


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11 comments:

Nancy Lee said...

The ruffles are too cute for words! Congrats on your award. I am loving your props sewing. Adorable!

Sandra :) said...

Mr. Hefalump is a true gentleman and a very good sport - and he looks particularly cute with rufflebum! ;)

JoJo said...

Very cute and congrats on the award! :D

Fiona said...

those baby pants are so cute... and well done on the award....
Hugz

Alison said...

Love the ruffly pants, will Mr Heffalump forgive you though?!!

Congrats on the award, well deserved :)

Alison
x

Katherine said...

Well done! If I'd had girls they would've wore these. Too cute!

Oh, just remembered that there's a basic pattern for nappy covers in Heather Ross' first sewing book, if you're interested.

Katherine said...

Forgot to congratulate you on winning! Yay!!! (must've been the ruffles that broke my train of thought... ;o)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

All those girlie ruffles are just ADORABLE, Wendy!!! Congrats on the award...

Jane Galley said...

Congratulations, and well done on the ruffles, they ruffle really well x

ukcitycrafter said...

Congratulations on your award - well deserved.
Those ruffle pants look so cute.

margaret said...

such "posh" knickers, love the ruffles ones, are these for photographing too?