This was my first experience sewing for a baby boy. Somehow, up until now, all of my friends’ babies have either been girls, or the parents went the gender neutral option. It was fun to sew up boy clothing for the first time. Since I tend to make baby clothes out of scraps leftover from making my own clothes, which tend to be on the girly side, I had to get a little creative for these pieces.
Back in February, I came up with the idea to make a baby quilt and donate it to a baby in need. I’m not sure where exactly this idea came from, but I think it may have been from another blogger. So, if you blogged a donated quilt back in February, thank you for the inspiration!
Over the past few years, I have seen a ton of pins on Pinterest of little girl’s dresses made from men’s shirts. The idea is that the dresses are extra special because they are made from their dad’s shirts. In addition to being extra special, they tend to be extra adorable as well. See here, here, and here. Brandon has been saving his old dress shirts up for a while now, with this project in mind for his nieces. The only problem was that I couldn’t find ANY tutorials on how to make this dress that didn’t require tracing a dress that fits! Since Brandon’s nieces live approximately 700 miles away, that wasn’t really an option.
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:
This project was 100% inspired by Pinterest. I was browsing one day, probably procrastinating studying for finals, and came across an adorable soft color book that someone had made for their baby. Fortunately, the picture was linked to a blog, and I was able to make one of my own to give to my 6-month old niece for Christmas.