Nope. Stop thinking that. I’m not having a baby!
All of my friends, however, are having babies. I have about ten pregnant friends and three that just had a baby in the last year (one of those is pregnant again!).
When I was on our honeymoon, I bought some fabrics with baby clothes in mind, but also myself, because I love them, too, and am not afraid of wearing twee fabrics.
My friend had a Harry Potter themed baby shower on Saturday. I didn’t make a bunch of Gryffindor cardigans for the baby, but I did make a bunch of fox and squirrel print clothing which has nothing to do with Harry Potter… The baby shower was awesome, though.
I also am so appreciative when people accommodate my million food allergies. I felt very cared for. Warm fuzzies.
I used all free patterns for the present.
First up is Made by Rae leggings:
My friend got a bonus pair in jellyfish print, because she was over the moon when I posted my jellyfish dress.
These were easy to put together. They only come in one size: 3-6 months. Although, the stretch in the jellyfish would probably make it just 0-3 months depending on the size of the baby. That’s okay for a free pattern. I can’t wait to see how they look on the baby.
Next up is the Charlie Sweatshirt from Shwin & Shwin:
It looks a bit different from the one on the website. I majorly screwed up the neckline and cut it off and then attached a 4 inch wide band to the neckline instead, which is folded over. I think it looks cute. This is 6-12 months size, which makes it perfect timing for winter. The baby is due in the next month so in 6 months it will need a sweater.
Next up is the baby shoes pattern from Crazy Little Projects:
It’s 6-12 months size as well. I adapted the pattern quite a bit. It’s meant for woven fabric and I used knit. I also added a leg band for colder months. Not my best work with the serger for the teeny curves at the front, sadly, but it will look fine with chubby little baby feet in it.
I found so many adorable patterns for booties that I can’t wait to make more.
Next up are these baby mittens by From a Box:
These are fully lined and would probably work for up to 12 months.
Probably my favourite of the bunch is this knot-style baby hat from Zaaberry:
This is 0-3 months size and super cute. I would totally make a billion of these for friends!
Zaaberry also has two other versions of the hat: one with bear ears and a plain beanie. So cute.
Everyone is getting a baby hat! You get a baby hat! And you get a baby hat!
Finally, the last item I made was a tiny tank top from the Allison show:
I added bands to the armholes and the neckline instead of hemming them. I have no idea what the size is on that one. Maybe the same as the leggings, 3-6 months.
The whole bunch is adorable and took so little time to make. I probably spent about 4 hours with everything including cutting.
I also put together this card with Stampin Up products:
Most of it is using the Foxy Friends bundle and paper. Seriously love that bundle. The link above is to my friend’s shop so she would get happy if you decided to order anything through that link. 😉
So this project plus a pattern testing project may have helped get my sewing mojo back after a rough June. Cross your fingers!
10 thoughts on “Baby clothes”
How sweet, that fox prinr is just adorable!
Thanks so much! Isn’t it, though? And it’s super soft. ❤
You are phenomenal. I ❤ all of these things! (including your sweet & practical narrative)
You are too sweet! 😀 😀 ❤ ❤
Too cute Andy! Especially the fox print!
I’ve got something similar lying around and am planning a small playsuit with it. Not as a present but for my own little son, coming our way pretty soon. I’m just a bit daunted by working with those tiny little garments. How do you deal with those little seams and pattern pieces?
Thanks, Marjolein! And congratulations to you! 😀 It is a little fiddly working with the tiny garments, but it’s definitely doable. I suggest going slowly or starting on easy patterns. The hat was extremely easy and the leggings were, too. Although, the bands on the leggings were a bit difficult. Because they are so small, you have to be very slow when you sew them on. I used my serger and went a snail’s pace on it. In spite of that, though, it makes such a quick project.
Me too! I love when dear friends pay attention to my severe food allergy. totally warm fuzzies.
Thanks for this round up of all the free baby patterns, And yup, that hat is a winner.
Thanks, Janet! I’ll be sharing more links to free patterns as I make presents for people. Most of my friends read my blog so I can’t share them all at once or else they will know what I got them. 😉 There are tons of free baby patterns, though.
So cute, I love the fabric you have used, thanks for all of the links to the patterns 🙂
Thanks so much, Zoe! There will be more links to free patterns coming. Just can’t spoil the surprises. 😉 So many pregnant friends!