There are signs that Amelia is ready to start tasting “solid” food (though seriously, if you follow the “baby’s first cereal” instructions on the baby cereal box, it’s no thicker than formula). That means that the little terrycloth jobbies we’ve been putting on her to catch the spit bubbles aren’t enough, anymore. She needs more.
Enter the Fabulous Fifties bib by Nicole Mallalieu Design. It has serious coverage, and is lined with terrycloth (thicker terrycloth than her newborn bibs, ‘cuz I made it so). If this bib doesn’t catch the mess, nothing will.
See? Lined with terrycloth and firmly stitched with zig-zags. I’ve only just figured out how to make my machine sew in zig-zags, and I think it’s pretty fab.
My only change to the pattern is that I’ve quilted the main fabric and terrycloth together because not doing so made me smell trouble ahead.
The bib has a fetching three-dimensional design that I love. Makes it fit the baby better. Makes it catch more food, I hope.
I am using Picnic Parade cottons by Jenean Morrison for these bibs, and Kona cotton for the bias binding. The terrycloth was stashed, too, from back when I thought I was going to sew changing pads for Amelia. That was back before I knew that those laminated designer cottons aren’t washable. Like, you can wipe them off and that’s all. Are you kidding me? So the changing pads weren’t made, and now the terrycloth is here. That makes these bibs all stash! Yay!