Thursday, 7 November 2013

santa hat and nappy cover

I've still got more newborn photo props for you I'm afraid!  I just hope my friend remembers all this when she's a rich and famous photographer (she will).  She'd asked for a Santa hat to take photos of her little one.  Although she's now almost 8 months, she's a tiny little thing who wears clothes for 1-3 month olds, so this would probably fit some newborns anyway!



In case you can't guess, this is a Santa hat and a nappy cover.  A nappy is a diaper to you North Americans.  I used this free Santa hat pattern, but I used a chunky yarn and didn't add the rows in white, instead I sewed on a maribou trim.  It was a nightmare.  Not only did the feathers get everywhere, the thread didn't like it and got caught up with most stitches.



You can imagine how much I enjoyed sewing it to the nappy cover, for which I used this free nappy cover pattern.  The front tabs fold in to encircle the baby's waist and are fixed with buttons through the rows of trebles (US - so UK double trebles).



I think I prefer the back view!



I was rummaging through my button jar for the perfect white buttons, but couldn't find any big enough, then I remembered my self-cover buttons. 



I used a scrap of Christmas fabric, not that you can tell!  I think white might have been a better choice, but then everyone will be looking at the cute baby, not the method of closure!



Right, I'm off to lint roll myself, the sofa and floor.  Again. 

12 comments:

Heather Leavers said...

I wonder if you've got rid of all the malibu yet? ;-) Thanks for the explanation about no-reply, I've seen it about but didn't actually know what it meant.

Chrissie said...

Very cute!

JoJo said...

so CUTE!!!!!!!!

Sandra :) said...

HAHA those are adorable - I wish we could see one of the babies she photographs in Santa mode!

Jane Galley said...

looks like you've had fun, lol

margaret said...

well I have never seen a nappy cover so fancy, when my girls were babies back in the 70`s we had pretty plastic pants for over nappies but this takes the biscuit as they say such a lucky little one to have these Christmas specials and they will be a love;ly keepsake

Szydełkowe czary-mary said...

Fantastyczne.

ukcitycrafter said...

a baby will look so cute in that sweet outfit - hope we get to see a photo of one wearing it?

Anna said...

Trop mignon...
Bon weekend !
Anna

JennyPennyPoppy said...

These will look adorable on a baby! Very cute :)

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I LOVE the santa hat and nappy cover they are adorable! I'm sure they would help to make one very cute Christmas baby photo!

Lisa
www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

Carrie P. said...

too cute!