This has been cut out for a week now, and the applique done for the last few days, but I haven't had the time nor felt up to sewing (oh the horror!). But I got the itch today, finally.
This is from the Lullaby Layette Set by the always amazeballs Oliver + S. It was amazing timing, this set coming out, like it was meant to be! I was so happy when I learned that just in time for me to sew for my new little bub Liesl would be releasing a baby line, I really wish some of her boy patterns were smaller than 6m like a few of the girl ones.
At first I was a little nervous that it would be too "poofy" for a little boy, but a friend who tested the pattern assured me it was perfect for a little boy too.
This is the 0-3m size, though I didn't have that tag so I used a newborn one instead. As with all O+S the instructions are perfect and everything comes together with ease. I can see many more of these in my future, so long as my mojo comes back.
P.S. hemming the sleeves on this size was a beast, make sure you follow her instructions to a T for this part!
I was unsure of what fabric to use, nothing in my stash seemed right. So although unpractical for a newborn who will be releasing all kinds of bodily fluids, I went with white, because I always have that in my stash and this particular fabric is very light weight (and slightly see through, oops). With him being a summer baby the light weight will be perfect, I think, although the fabric really hated my iron no matter how I ironed it I always ended up with creases.
I wanted something more than just a plain white onesie, so I added a little paper airplane. I stitched it down on my machine then added a little bit of embroidery thread for the tail and used a little scrap of interfacing underneath to keep the threads and knots away from his sweet, fresh skin.
Jack has requested a shirt just like his baby brother's, and while I am not one for matchy-matchy I think I may just add a little applique plane on his next shirt, he is sooo excited for a little brother.