The last few days I have been finishing off the roller derby baby gifts for a friend, you may remember a few days ago I was having a breakdown on figuring out how to make some small skate wheels.... well I ended up buying some buttons and sewing them on. Not what I wanted but better than losing more hair over it lol
Below is more images and details of what I made.
Left is the final result of the roller derby skate booties :)
My sister said they look like mini Bont boots, I was pretty happy with that compliment haha as they must look like skates not little cars like I thought lol
I added elastic in the back of the bootie and they can be untied all the way down the front to get babies foot in easy. I made these out of black vinyl, blue cotton fabric for lining, foam board insole and buttons for the wheels.
I decided to do 2 sets of bibs with matching nappy/diaper cover shorts, one with the jammer theme and one for the blockers.
I could not find any good short quotes for derby babies so I made up these
"BORN TO DERBY"
The bibs are made from plain blue & leopard cotton with the back a soft black jersey. I hand printed the words on using screen printing ink.
I also made some last minute knee pads to complete the look.... seriously how cute are they?
I wish I had time to figure out a pattern for a helmet bonnet but I just didn't so thats on my to do list :)
I have to say I enjoyed doing this sewing project (even after all the stress of the skates) and I am sure the mum to be will be happy with her little gift.
Tomorrow morning I will make a little nappy card and sew on the velcro for the bibs before the baby shower... I ran out of time tonight and can't be bothered looking for my velcro :)
hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, enjoy it & craft on!
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