Sewing Adventures: Simplicity 1594 baby clothes

By Susan | Comments: 10 | January 5, 2015


Early in December my sister had a baby boy!

It’s all very exciting and while she has plenty of clothes for the little guy I thought that something he could wear towards the end of this year as he grows would be a nice addition to his wardrobe. Plus this fabric was just too cute to leave behind.


I used Simplicity 1594 which I had picked up in a Spotlight sale while my sister was pregnant thinking it would be cute to make up. The pattern itself comes with options for lots of ruffles or bows but decided to just go plain and add a piping to help break up the fabric.


Overall it went together easily but I’m a little disappointed that some of the sewing is not perfect. I rushed it a bit and I feel like I should’ve slowed down and made it better. It’s fine, I just need to be more attentive which is tough during the busy holiday time. Size wise I went with the largest size in anticipation of his growing by the end of the year.


I chose some green vintage buttons to match the adorable vespas in the print. There has been much debate over the animals on the print and if they are rabbits or dogs? I had initially thought rabbit but am thrown by the tail. So perhaps dogs?

They go into the post later in the week, I hope my sister and the little guy like them!

Pattern: Simplicity 1594.

Alterations: Added piping, changed elastic construction on legs, didn’t add ruffles and bows from pattern.

Fabric: Just for Fun by Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover Fabrics, Pattern 6042, purchased at Pitt Trading. Piping purchased from Greenfields.


  • Pips Splatt
    January 5, 2015

    Looks gorgeous!

    • Susan Goodwin
      January 7, 2015

      Thank you, little baby clothes are high on the adorable factor!

  • Fabric Tragic
    January 5, 2015

    So cute! Definitely dogs…..

    • Susan Goodwin
      January 7, 2015

      instore I was so convinced they were rabbits and now it’s looking like they are dogs…

  • Amanda
    January 6, 2015

    SQUEE! This to too freaking adorable!
    I would call them rabbogs. A terrifying yet adorable blend of rabbit and dog! 😉

  • Kirsty
    January 10, 2015

    I love this soooo much!

  • Catherine
    January 10, 2015

    thats so cute!! And yes, i think they are little doggies on there, but either way its still very adorable. I hope he gets to wear it out some where nice with mumma and dadda!

  • Tran Bao Ngoc
    January 21, 2015

    OMG! It’s adorable and the vespa is so chic. I think it may be a dog riding the vespa. They’re so full of charisma. Hehe. Gorgeous, gorgeous little onesy. Thanks for sharing. Always.

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