My brother and his wife recently had a baby. She’s just over ten weeks old now, and she is very cute and chubby. And, she gives me lots of reasons to sew random things.
For their baby shower, I made birdies (free pattern from Spool sewing) that I hung from a string with the “Baby Shower” sign. I sewed tiny magnets in their back so they would easily stick to things. Here they are flying in formation on our fridge:
Every little girl needs a platypus! So, I made the baby her very own Plattie, using this free pattern, as part of our baby shower present. (I also made one for myself in yellow and blue.)
Then, I got more daring and started making wearable items. I made her little booties that weren’t little enough for her tiny feet, and last night, I finished her Baby Sunsuit, which challenged me to learn to shirr. I call the outfit a “bubble suit,” which caught the attention of my brother and sister-in-law when I told them my latest project for their daughter.
Here’s two pics of the bubble suit: The second pic includes Tim the Bear trying it on, but his legs aren’t long enough, so a dolphin and lion helped him fill out the legs.
Since my niece is tiny, I’m pretty positive this is going to be way too big for her also. I tend to always make things bigger than smaller, just in case. Maybe in another 6 months to a year, she’ll be able to fit the booties and the bubble suit.