When I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago I saw these gorgeous kits to make baby bibs that came with Liberty fabrics. I decided to spend my $35 on a whole yard of the Liberty and draft my own simple bib pattern instead. I'm posting the pattern at the end of this blog entry as a little present for any visitors who happen to be reading my very new blog. It is a very simple, classice bib pattern. If you print my pattern and make some bibs please post a comment and let me know how the pattern worked for you and what improvements you'd suggest. Here is the first draft of the pattern which I designed to be cut on the fold.
After sewing up a sample bib from the draft pattern I decided to make some improvements. The second draft of the pattern (which is the version available for you to download) has a slightly larger neck hole and is drafted in a single whole pattern piece so you won't be cutting on the fold. This bib is a simple project, great for a beginner. It fits my 14 month old daughter as well as my 40 pound, 2 year old, giant hulk of a boy. I've included instructions with the pattern in the pdf file below. Here are a couple of bibs I made for my daughter with the final pattern (using fabrics from Valori Wells' Delhi line.)
You can dowload and print the pattern and istructions below. Note that I drafted this pattern without the benefit of any special software - just a sharpie and some printer paper - it is not fancy but it will work for you. Ok, so if you do make up this bib be sure to post a comment or send a picture!
Three City Mice Bib Pattern