I’m no stranger to baby clothes, but this is my first time making clothing for my baby. After years of gifting baby knits to other people, I feel like I’ve been training for this for a while. Sewing is a newer hobby for me, but it’s easily become one of my favourites. Honestly, I don’t have as much interest in knitting (even though it’s finally feeling like fall).
I’m due in early January, and I have absolutely no idea what size my baby will be in summer, but these pieces from Oh Me Oh My Sewing were too good to wait on. I actually went a bit pattern crazy—go to the site and you’ll see what I mean.
This is the first dress I made from Oh Me Oh My and it might be the nicest thing I’ve ever made. Sometimes projects come together so nicely. I can’t say that’s an every day occurrence, but it happens every now and again.
The next two pieces were different variations of the same pattern. I try not to squeal every time I look at them because, well, just look:
I mean, does it get any cuter than a baby blouse covered in dachshunds? No. No it doesn’t.
I also turned it into a dress with elasticated peasant sleeves. It’s just as cute, but I suspect she’ll be too tall for it by the time summer rolls around. She comes from healthy stock (to put it nicely).
If you’re in the market for quarantine-friendly projects, these sewing patterns are it. I’m always looking for PDF patterns these days, as I can print in bulk and don’t have to venture too far from home (an employee at Staples got a kick out of my request of 6+ patterns).
I’ll probably have a few more to share before this whole thing is over. Will it ever be over? Who knows, but I’ll have a trail of projects to look back on.