When we were on holiday in Norfolk with Liz and Jon, it was really good to meet some more of his family for the first time – especially his new niece Florence – only three weeks old!
Flo’s Toes were already pushing to the end of the feet of the babygro. So I suggested cutting off the feet [on the garment, not Flo] and that way she would have a few more weeks wear out of the babygro. “I’ll do it, if you like” I said “There’s another one,
they came as a set – a gift from a friend” said Louise.
Yesterday they arrived in the post
You can see that compared to the body, the legs do seem short! Carefully I removed the round ‘soles’. The remaining legs were
longer at the front than the back. There was no spare fabric for making a hem. I found a plain white tee shirt in the stash [unwearable, due to with a red ink stain]and got my large bias tape maker.
I trimmed straight across the legs and measured the width
Then I used the white to bind the edges – first machine seaming round the bottom [right sides matching] then turning fabric to the inside and handstitching a neat hem.
So once Mum has found some socks or bootees to keep her toes warm, baby Florence can wear her smart new outfits again.
I am not sure that ‘up to one month’ is a sensible size for baby garments – especially if your baby weighs 7lb plus at birth – they are going to grow out of those clothes so quickly. It’s all a plot by the manufacturers to get us to buy more!