Sunday, August 9, 2009

Antoine et Lili Bib

If you've ever been to an Antoine et Lili boutique, you would be struck by it's lively, colorful, ethnic, fun, yet somehow very Parisian style.  It makes you want to paint every wall in your house a different color and ban black from your wardrobe.  They sell only  women's clothing at most locations but at the location on the Canal St. Marten in Paris' 18th district there is a whimsical children's store where they sell children's clothes, great toys, geese lamps, and this yummy vintage car-print cheese cloth by the meter.  I had to get some.  It cost 4.5 euros for half a meter and is so wide that I would say it's a pretty good deal.  Check out this fun bib I made for the little angel baby complete with toy car!

What You Need:

  • Cheese Cloth (1/4 meter)
  • Clear Vinyl, (I used a package that a bed sheet had come in)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Toy Car
  • Velcro

  1. Trace or freehand draw a bib.  Make it a little bigger than you imagine the final bib being- say 1/4- 1/2 inch bigger  all around depending on how much leeway you need for when you fold under the edges.  You could also use bias tape, but I find that it's easier to clean a bib without it because food gets stuck in the seam.
  2. Fold under edges and sew with the machine using a straight stitch.
  3. Sew the Velcro to the bib making a square around the edge of the Velcro.
  4. Cut a piece of vinyl that is wider and longer than half the bib and zig-zag stitch the top edge of the vinyl across half way down the bib across making a lane.
  5. Place a toy car under the vinyl and stitch the vinyl to the sides and bottom of the bib.

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