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My international blogfriends and I teamed up for a top secret fellowship (I sò wanted to use this word #LOTRfan). A fellowship of sewers to welcome Sara’s newborn baby boy. Sara is one of the Sew Social girls, but because I had to miss out on the first Sew Social in Paris and Sara had to skip the second one in London, we never met in real life. Nevertheless, I knòw for sure that I would like her just by looking at her blog header. Oh yes, I’m a floral kinda girl.
Anyway. Victoria had the fantastic idea of doing a secret blogtour today to welcome Sara’s fourth baby. Sara hasn’t got a clue to what’s going on, so hopefully she will be overwhelmed by all our eighteen (!) blogposts showing off our handsewn baby gifts.
I didn’t have to think twice about what I was going to make. The baby coat One To Hug by Mind The Whale has been an absolute success every single time I’ve given it as a present. It’s pretty and practical at the same time. And those fluffy bear’s ears, let’s be honest: aren’t they the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?
I used a burgundy diamond print fabric by Aime Comme Marie (bought at Petite Couture a while ago) and a thick dark grey teddy fleece for the lining. Really, this is the softest baby coat you’ll ever feel. If I could, I squeezed myself in it for the rest of the winter.
That said, Sara lives in Portugal. I’m not sure Portuguese winters are cold enough for this much fluffy cosiness… Ofcourse I only thought of that when the coat was finished.
And if you want to see what the other bloggers sewed up for Baby Four, here you go: