Lotta Jansdotter, that is! She's a self-taught Scandinavian designer and I think she's fabulous. Before Ella was born I got my hands on her baby sewing book and am now working on making every single thing in it...truly! Even if Ella is past some things (like the swaddle), I have friends who are currently with-baby and could benefit (hopefully) from a handmade gift.
So I started easy, with the bib-kerchief. It's a more stylish way of catching baby-drool.
The nice part about Lotta's books is that they come with the patterns included, which is great for an amateur seamstress like me! Word to the wise: do not start a project at 11:30pm when you are tired, you will miss-read the pattern...just trust me on this one!
Due to my happy accident, I was able to make my bibs a little more funky by combining fabrics. I also played with making one reversible, which I really like.
The cool part about these bibs is once Ella out-grows the drooling stage and finally grows-in some hair, they can be used as hair-kerchiefs.