Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Mini Maxwell and a video tutorial

 As you know I have been putting together a baby gift set for a friend who is expecting her first baby boy soon. They are a hip couple so I decided it was only fit to make a hip baby set, while staying baby friendly. (comfort is a must) I decided to shrink the maxwell shirt pattern down to baby size.
 I started with the 12-18 month size and then using an old baby shirt I had on hand I trimmed the pattern down to fit the 3-6 month size. Then I made the shirt the same way as the pattern using the button tab for the smallest size and the pockets for the 12-18 month size I just folded the sides in a little extra so it wasn't way to big. It was surprisingly easy to shrink it down, and everything looks cuter in a mini size. :)
I used fabric from the Curious Nature collection for the accent.
 I love the way the shirt turned out, the buttons make me smile :)
 It rounds out the "Urban baby set" quite nicely.
64 Square Baby quilt
Reversible knit baby pants (with PDF pattern)
Two Tone Baby shoes (with PDF pattern)
Simple dot onsie
Maxwell top pattern

Now quite a few of my testers said the most challenging part of the Maxwell Pattern was figuring out how the collar and front facing come all together. As with many things actually seeing something being done is 10 times easier than looking at a picture and reading about it. So I enlisted the help of my husband to put together a video tutorial walking you through the collar and facing.

Also making a video tutorial was kind of fun, so my question to you is do you love them or hate them? Is there something you wish there was a video tutorial on?

*Also please excuse the fact that a few parts cut out a little early we had a few filming glitches :)


  1. Shauna, this is a great video tutorial! I hope you'll continue sharing your experience with us, your readers:)

  2. I usually don't leave comments, but just had to say this whole outfit is adorable! So sweet! What a great choice of fabrics and very Urban Style for a wee one! Love checking out your creations every week!

  3. When I made my test shirt, I feel like I muddled through...this video makes it all crystal clear! Thank you!

  4. way too cute. I love the fabrics together. and video tutorials with sewing patterns are super helpful to me!

  5. Genius! I was definitely one of the people who had trouble attaching the collar so this was SUPER helpful. Thank you so much for making this!! I'll definitely refer back to the video when I make my next Maxwell.

  6. I loved the video tutorial! I thought it was great and explained everything clearly. Thank you. I'd love to see more videos in the future :)

  7. Such an adorable baby set for a boy!!! As far as the video goes, I think it's so nice to have a video to explain some of the more difficult techniques. Sometimes it's hard to explain in writing. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I LOVE the little tee!! I will have to watch the video later, when my internet is faster. :)

  9. Love the addition of the video! You make it look so easy!

  10. I wish there was a video tutorial on the little baby dress


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