***Don't forge to link up your baby projects here throughout the week!!***
Sewing for any baby can be so much fun. But sewing for your own baby is the best. The cute fabrics. The miniature items that result. And the joy of knowing that the item you made is one of a kind and oh so special. I decided that with this baby I would sew their coming home outfit. I looked and looked for cute knit fabrics, and was very disappointed with what I was finding. I finally found a couple through fabrics.com. When they arrived, I wasn't completely sold on them, but gave it a go anyway. I made one outfit for a boy and one for a girl. They turned out huge. I think part of that was the pattern's fault and part may have been my own. (That can happen when you forget to remove the seam allowance and are using a serger.) I decided that I better give it another go. This time I bought some Michael Miller knits. I was much happier with the quality and this time I decided to just use tutorials from the internet rather than commercial patterns.
For the pants, I used Christine's Newborn One Size Fits Many PJ Pants Tutorial. It is a great tutorial and I love how the pants turned out! Can't you just see a little curled up ball of baby love hanging out in these?
For the top, I appliqued an elephant onto a store bought onesie. I used my usual technique of Heat and Bond Lite and a Google image search. :o) Dipping into my stash, I found some fabric that coordinated perfectly to the knits.
And what baby outfit would be complete without a little hat to top it all off? I found a great tutorial at Make It and Love It. And I made it and I love it!
Now the entire ensemble is all packed up waiting for its journey to the hospital to meet its new little one!