This is definitely a situation where I will admit I went a bit overboard. In retrospect it probably would have been easier to buy an off-white baby outfit and embroider it, but WHY? when I already had this amazingly silky soft organic knit terry I ask you? Why not just make a pair of little tiny drawstring pants, a snap-shoulder tee, and a hat with ears and then add embroidered faces to make it even cuter? WHY NOT?
I was enamored with a couple of baby boy items that I had pinned onto my Baby Boy Pinterest board that have little animal faces stitched onto them and had to try it out. The animal ears/faces on baby stuff trend has been around for quite some time, but there’s something really adorable about the hand-stitched whiskers and nose that I can’t get enough of. Just a sidenote: if you embroider baby items, you may want to attach some little pieces of soft fusible interfacing or fabric to the inside of the items once you’ve finished adding the decorative stitches, to make sure that any knots or threads from the embroidery don’t irritate their sensitive skin.
The shirt and pant patterns were drawn on the fly with only other baby items for reference, the hat pattern you can find a bit more information on here (note: HILARIOUS pics of newborn Clementine in that post), but I added ears and left off the ties of course. I’m going to have to cross my fingers that a) these will fit my little bean RIGHT AWAY and b) that they will all fit at the SAME TIME.
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