When I made a blue Baby Ziggy sweatshirt for a baby girl, I wasn’t trying to be inclusive, I just liked the colour.
And when Santa said ‘Ho! ho! ho!‘, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t trying to be offensive to women. Political correctness has gone a bit mad recently don’t you think. Dennis can no longer be a menace, Spotted Dick became Spotted Richard and don’t even think about employing only reliable and hardworking people, lazy people need jobs too you know.
Blue used to be considered a feminine colour, but let’s not get political about a sweatshirt, no matter what colour it is, if it’s NOSH fabric it’s a winner. And fortunately, I had enough light blue sweatshirting left over from Dacy’s athleisure outfit to make a Baby Ziggy top.
Along with the Sew Social Crew, today I can reveal my first make for 2018, a gift for Annika’s baby. Annika is one of the founders of Sew Social, it’s because of her I am now able to talk to, meet up, share rooms with strangers from the internet as long as they share a love of sewing.
She had a baby girl just before Christmas, and a group of us decided to surprise Annika with a few gifts for her new little beauty.
With the success I had with fabric paint on Scout’s Christmas Play Pants and the last Baby Ziggy (hack) I made, I decided to keep at it. This time I tried a stencil I bought from the Knitting & Stitching Show. I wasn’t sure if it would work for fabric printing but it worked a treat. I found that a sponge worked a whole lot better than a brush because of the really tiny holes in the stencil. I needed to wash the stencil a few times between splashes, but it was relatively quick to print a baby size sweatshirt. However, Darcy has asked for one in her size. Great! [said sarcastically].
Matching leggings would have been good, but sadly I did not have enough fabric. I did however find some cute tights that Baby L could wear with her Baby Ziggy top.
I hope Annika really likes what I made, otherwise I’m keeping it for Erica…
Search for #sewsocialbaby and #babyshowerforannika on Instagram for more cute baby gifts for Baby L, or click on the links below. Whilst you’re there, put a ❤️ on it 😘.