Just add onesie…baby gift set

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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.

IMG_0684There 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?

IMG_0688The 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.

IMG_0682Speaking 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.

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