The news of the arrival of a newborn baby girl often times brings the creative juices flowing. If you have time in your hands, you may automatically think about sewing dresses for the baby even before she could walk. Here are a few tips when designing patterns for babies and toddlers.
Families who embrace modesty in their way of life can design modest clothing styles for their toddlers, thanks to My Sloper Software.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old, he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6
Although training for modesty should begin early in the education of a girl, the exact age to start varies from community to community. This training could begin as early as the age of 3 or 6. Regardless of the age variance, parents provide modest clothing to their young daughters to accustom them to ways of modesty. Modesty as we know, is not limited to just our outer appearance, but includes our behavior to G-d and society.
Babies in their toddler stage are quite active little people. Add enough ease to their clothing to enable movement and activity as well as to accommodate the diaper.
Sewing baby clothing takes very little yardage. You can use your fabric stash for coordinating fabric to make up a whole garment and leftover trims for that extra cute adornments. Use cotton whenever possible for the sensitive baby skin. You may try synthetic fabrics and at the same time, you should watch out for any allergic reaction to the material.
Line the upper bodice if you will be using a zipper to reduce any skin irritation to the zipper tape.
Your garment may have a button closing instead of a zipper. Ensure that the buttons are secured properly to prevent the baby from swallowing them.
Here is a sample gallery of baby clothing you can design with My Sloper Blouse, Skirt and Dress. This gallery will be updated for more ideas.
Although not comprehensive, here is a free XML Profile for babies age 12 through 24 months to be used in conjunction with My Sloper.