3 weeks before Elisabeth was born I finally let myself spend a few days sewing only tiny things. I had so much Christmas and Birthday sewing to do the months before, I knew if I started on baby things too soon I wouldn't get anything else done on time. I also didn't want to go too crazy and end up making things that we wouldn't use since we didn't know who it was that would be joining our family. So I decided that 3 neutral, 3 boy and 3 girl outfits would be all I needed until after the birth, and then I could go as crazy as I wanted!!!
I love this little blanket!
It's so soft and just the right size. 100% cotton waffle knit, and feels snugly and warm but won't be too hot as the weather gets even warmer.
Back in the summer when I was first pregnant I knit 2 newborn diaper covers.
They are the same pattern, but this one I altered by adding a placket and button holes for easier changing. It also makes it more adjustable by starting with the buttons close together and moving them out as baby grows.
Same pattern minus the buttons. Just a pull-on, pull-off cover.
We needed new diapers BAD! The constant use over the past 6 years left me with more holes than diapers!
So I started with 1 dozen new bright white diapers and 25 wipes.
I have 2 dozen more ready to sew, but wanted at least 1 dozen finished before baby's arrival.
I wanted all white pocket diapers and used other patterned flannel for prefold diapers.
I made 6 prefold with some neutral patterns I got in a remnant bin.
My sister in law (who is expecting in July :o) ) gave me a half yard of the cutest fabric!
I didn't want to waste a bit of it! I turned and turned pattern pieces until I had every part used!
I got this outfit and hat plus...
a pair of footed pants.
Paired with a long sleeve body suit with brown thread accent.
Itty bitty hat with big-bottom pants :o)
#3 neutral outfit.
#1 boy outfit.
#2 with big-bottom pants.
These were very strange for me to make, never having used pink before. I was trying to think that I might actually need to use them, but it seemed so funny every time I saw the color pink!
Outfit #3 is much more the color pink that I prefer, and I've sice been shopping for lots more soft shades of pink :o)
These booties and hat I knit while pregnant with Samuel.
It's hard to see, but the blue fabric is textured with little flowers.
I used the pink and blue inside so it could feel both boy- and girl-appropriate.
I really like this coverall, but so far we haven't had an occasion to use it with lots of 70 and even a few 80 degree days in Feb. Crazy!! Well, it's march now and it was 34 degrees this morning (last week... Kinda late with the post :o) ), so it might get used yet.