Saturday, 31 August 2013

Baby Tights With Monster Bum and Feet

The Monster Bum tights were a hit, and the new footed version triples the terror.

The cool thing about Monster Bums is that you can make the monster face as scary as you like because it's not like babies get to see their butts.  Whether it's a zombie with bleeding eye sockets, the terrifying shark from Jaws or Vladimir Putin's face, the baby will be utterly oblivious to the derriere dread.  You can check out the tutorial for monster bum making here
Blik the Bat and his monster friends on bums and feet
I wouldn't go over the top with anything bloodcurdling for the footed Monster Tights because babies get to see their feet.  They are fascinated by those little wiggly extremities!  It's hard not to envy the incredible display of hip flexibility required for all the toe sucking.  Babies seem revel in showing off their yogic prowess.  I guess the Happy Baby pose is a pretty apt observation.

After I made a pile of monster bum tights for Zaika, adding monster feet to the next lot seemed like an obvious progression.  I sewed the feet using a double layer of fabric both for extra warmth and to keep the potentially scratchy embroidery off baby skin.  Here's a pretty simple tutorial for sewing footed tights

Dressed in her new pants for the first time Zaika abandoned her toys and spent an impressive amount of time conversing with the googly-eyed monsters on her feet.  I think she tried to eat them at one point.  Good to know that she can stand up for herself.

Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet


All the tights are made from merino, merino/cotton or super-soft merino/modal blends.  Those textiles are awesome to work with!
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet
Blik the Bat bum
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet
Blik the Bat feet
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet
Pixie the Piggy bum
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet
merino cotton blend
Baby tights with embroidered monster bum and monster feet

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