Hello again. It’s February already …. I can sense that this year is going to fly by as it’s an exciting one for me and my family. A new baby arriving and a summer wedding. Lots of sewing to be done.

This month I bring you the cutest of baby dungarees made from Kwik Sew Pattern K3145. I made size large, which is for a 6 month old, as I thought these would be brilliant for winter time. My boys lived in dungarees when they were babies and toddlers, I remember being thrilled to find some Osh Kosh dungarees in a second hand shop, and both boys wore them till they fell apart! This pair are even better hahaha. Made from the most glorious Art Gallery denim they are made to last at least four grandchildren! This denim is seriously gorgeous. With a lovely weave and colour, it’s sturdy but soft to the touch and sewed up beautifully. And it was a joy to press.

The pocket details in this pattern are beautiful …. I took care with my topstitching but used a self coloured thread in case the next grandchild is a girl

I used this little seam gauge to accurately measure seams and allowances - I found it easier and less fiddly than my larger seam gauge on tiny dungarees!

I overlocked all seams to finish them off - this fabric frays like crazy – and finishes all stitch tails by threading into a darning needle and pulling into the stitch line so ensure nothing comes undone with repeated laundering.

The hardwear is exciting. I used these lovely buckles for the bib, Prym snaps for the inside leg and Prym anorak snaps on the two side waistbands. All very easy to apply if you have the wonderful Prym pliers. Once you fall in love with snaps there’s no going back and they come in all sorts of colours. I thought grey was very gender neutral.

This is a lovely pattern to make. The instructions are very clear and straightforward and I can see that they would be lovely made for either girls or boys, in denim or cotton or cord or camo and suitable all year round. They are easy for nappy changing and as baby grows the buckle straps could be lengthened – I reckon these would last quite a few months before being outgrown. And the back ‘carpenters’ pocket will fit some tools to help mummy or daddy round the house …..

There’s even a very cute faux fly! And of course my very special label …..

To conclude …. Lovely pattern if you have little ones to make for and this Art Gallery Denim Fabric is LUSH – I need some for myself now to make a skirt I think.

Hope this has been helpful – I’m back next month with something completely different …. A clutch bag!

Happy sewing x