Monday, August 15, 2011

Baby Week Day One

***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 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!



Jenna said...


Lisa said...

This is adorable! I love it! Wish I had time to make a few of these! Baby is going to be here any day now : )

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...


I'd love for you to link up to our "Crafts for Under Twenty-Somethings" Thursdays this week! It's a blog hop specifically for kids and teens ideas, so your ideas would be perfect! I'll hope you'll come link up this Thursday.


Elle said...

The pants are terrific! I'm a big fan of stripes + polka dots, plus the colors. So awesome. :)

Erin of said...

What a cute outfit!

I would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

Jenn said...

Adorable outfit and beautiful sewing!
Visiting you from Workshop Wednesday!

Lindsay said...

Aw, so sweet! This would make a great gift for someone! Thanks for sharing!

By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--

Ty and Whitty said...

SOOOO ADORABLE. I love it. Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! Come on over and visit and follow me.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

shopannies said...

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Trish said...

That's some cute stuff!

Louisa said...

I love that outfit! It is beyond cute!

Erin of said...

Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. I hope you will party again tomorrow!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

what a cute little outfit you put together! I love the leggings with the stripe and polka dot pattern. So cute!

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the girl's stuff gets me everytime- I wish I had one!

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Jenni Markt said...

I cannot get the link to open for the pants

Kristi Smith said...

It appears the blog that I got the pants pattern from has gone private. Sorry.

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