My friend Patricia is having a baby girl (you can find her here in Pequeno Mundo a 3). Princess S is due in just a few weeks, and as soon as she told us the good news, we (a group of sewing friends) decided to start sewing ….
Sewing for a newborn baby is so much fun – everything is smaller than expected (I keep checking if I got my measurements right) and obviously “doll-size” clothes are absolutely adorable.
To be honest, it’s so easy to get a bit carried away and sew an entire wardrobe…
I sew 1 baby dress (crosses in the back) and 2 ruffle neck blouses. The baby dress was made using the Blandine dress pattern from Citronille, a traditional baby dress that crosses in the back and has a full gathered skirt. It’s a size 3 months.
This dress was a favorite around here – my girl tried to persuade me to let her have it for her “baby” and when she realized she couldn’t have it, she made me promise I will sew another for her (baby). It’s actually very easy to make so I reckon her baby will have one (or two) pretty soon 🙂
The neck ruffle collar blouses were made from different patterns (both fully approved as I’ve already done these before).
The Felicité Liberty version is from Ottobre 4/2012. For this version I skipped the elastic gathering at the sleeves, but other than that I followed the instructions quite closely.
I couldn’t resist sewing a white Swiss dot blouse (Myrantine blouse from Citronille). Probably white blouses are not the best options for babies (and I should know better), but this fabric was a dream to work with and I found it perfect for layette sewing. Both blouses are a size 3 months.
Sewing baby clothes can be quite addicted (I needed to stop myself) – consider yourself warned 🙂
Patricia’s older girl (Miss C.) is excited to become a big sister and obviously I couldn’t left her out of my sewing plans.
I selected one of my favorite pinafore pattern – the Kokeshi pinafore from Ottobre. This size should fit a 3-years old, but as the fit is quite generous I hope she can wear it for quite some time.
My favorite feature: The shoulder ruffles (and the bold rose’s fabric picked by my girl) ❤
We managed to kept our plans secret for the last couple of months and I’m sure Patricia’s didn’t suspect of anything. Hopefully she will read our posts before the postman starts delivering a bunch of packages full of lovely handmade goodies for the new baby, her soon-to-be big sister and the new mum. ❤
Hope you love it Patricia 🙂