Just in time to help us Celebrate the BOY, last week my cousin Sarah gave birth to one of the most precious little boys I have ever seen. Baby Micah needed a gift, so inspired by Dana’s 90 minute shirt tutorial I whipped up a little shirt along with some baby pants and a bib. That great scooter/bike flannel is called “To the Rescue” flannel by Hoffman International, which I purchased at Pacific Fabrics in Bellevue, WA but cannot for the life of me find anywhere online though. dur…
I was under a nap crunch so instead of tracing a pattern (but do read Dana’s wonderfully easy how-to on making your own patterns if you haven’t tried it before), I dug up a commercial pattern for baby layette I already had that happened to include a lap tee. The main fabric came from a t-shirt I had in the harvest pile (where never-worn, old, or poorly-fitting clothes go to die in our house. Although lately that pile seems to have found New Life as it is currently winning the battle against my closet).
I had large enough sleeves on the tee that I could make the entire long-sleeve without a raw edge, so I skipped the cuff, but now looking at all of the adorb. pics of Owen I’m thinking the next one I make has to have those killer cuffs.
Of course, the “newborn size” came out large on Clementine (who is 6 mo!) but at least that way he can grow into it. I don’t get it, really I don’t. Why do I have to wear a size ginormous in a Simplicity or Butterick pattern, but when I try to make something itty bitty for babies it comes out large enough for a kindergartener? Anyway.
Congratulations Sarah and Jeremy and big sister Sadie!!!
And don’t forget, Meg’s Belt Giveaway is open until tomorrow morning, so if you haven’t entered yet, head over right now!
Dana’s got a great place to find custom made carseat covers over at MADE: