I had a baby shower to attend this weekend, so a tiny outfit was begging to be sewn. Don't mention that I knew about this shower for close to a month and was literally finishing up 30 minutes before it started, that's just how I roll.
I don't know her very well, but her mother was Ben's aunt for a little while and her brother is Ben's best friend, so I for sure wanted to make her something. But without knowing her style it was kind of hard to choose, in the end I went with a classic little boy look and something I would dress my boys in. In fact, I almost wanted to keep it for Sam, ha!
I made the Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts in a gray bottom weight (denim, I think...) and a plaid seersucker-ish material. I pretty much ironed the crap out of the shirt so it lost it's seersucker look and I didn't have time to throw it in the wash like I normally would before giving it away (I usually like to wash baby items in dreft so they are ready to wear), but I thought the material would work well since it didn't necessarily need to be ironed, most new moms probably don't want a gift that needs to be ironed, right?
I love the fun and subtle details in boys clothing. I cut the placket and pocket on the bias, added a bit of bias tape to the pocket and snaps- because snaps on baby clothing are the bomb diggity. So much easier than buttons when they want to be wiggly.
I loved making this shirt. The yoke construction at first left me scratching my head, but once I figured it out I felt like a rock star! I can't wait to make this one again.
Ugh, my iron job sucked and I was trying to sneak a few pics in as quickly as possible.
I tried out my piping foot that I have had for forever, I probably shouldn't have used it on a gift for my first go. The right side is a little too narrow.
I didn't have a matching gray thread, just lighter or darker, so we are going to pretend it was a design feature rather than my procrastination and laziness that led to this look. I used my stretch stitch to get a more defined look since I hate topstitching thread but love the look.
Hopefully she liked it! I had to leave before the gift opening as Sam was fussy. And now I can't wait for Sam to fit the 6 month range!!