Challenge one is:
I actually had loads of ideas, but I'm hoping to be able to use some of them in other challenges, so I won't share them yet!
I decided to make bibs from Caleigh's old sleepsuits. Easy and sensible! But then I came across a newborn Jasper Conran sleepsuit that Dan had bought her at the time. And inspiration struck!
So my grand plan could begin. I found some coordinating fabric and measured for a skirt - 1" longer than the length I wanted (more of a tunic length than a dress) and 4x the width of the front of the cut sleepsuit.
Then I hemmed the bottom, joined the side seam to make a tube and finally gathered the raw edge until it was the same width as the sleepsuit.
I put the skirt over the sleepsuit, raw edges and right side together and pinned - lots!!
I used a stretch zigzag stitch to join the two, turned right way out and understitched the seam down towards the skirt.
Then I used the cuffs of the old sleepsuit to make coordinating pockets.
The last piece of useful sleepsuit was used to make a bandana bib:
So, project one done. Can't wait for next week's challenge! Bring it on!