I promise this is not turning into a home sewing and baby blog. Pinky swear! I’ve been trying my best to use up scraps, and adult clothes take real amounts of fabric. So, I put together this compilation of baby items as a newborn gift package. I didn’t make all of these items at once, but over a couple of months. They just happened to go together, so I put them together as a gift basket of sorts, made up of:
All of the patterns and their associated tutorials are linked above.
There are three outfits going on here. First up is a black and white polka dotted set, complete with hat, headband, skirt, and mittens. Add a onesie, and you’ve got a whole ensemble, plus an extra head accessory. This knit fabric is left over from a Moneta dress that I made for my mom. While searching for baby patterns online, I found a number of mitten patterns. I hadn’t realized before that babies can scratch themselves with their nails and need protected from themselves. What cuter way to protect than with polka dots?
The second outfit is similar to the first. It contains a headband, hat, and skirt. The orange knit fabric is left over from my very first Plantain tee. The multicolored floral print is from a soon-to-be-blogged Moneta dress. This outfit is super summery! The skirt is a full circle skirt, with a “yoga band” waistband, rather than elastic that could irritate a baby’s sensitive tummy.
Speaking of summery…this package wouldn’t really be coming from me if it didn’t include a dress. This floral dress is made from fabric left over from one of my own (NewLook 0180). It is a simple a-line dress with elastic around the neckline and armholes for easy on and off action. I made a few of these for my niece, and her mom said they were really convenient.
And there you have it, a gift set for a newborn baby girl, full of polka dots and florals. All of these patterns are super simple, and don’t require too much fabric or other materials. The only notion needed are 1/4″ elastic for the dress and mittens, and snaps for the bib. The fabric choices are what make them so fun.