I’m frequently asked if I’ve been sewing clothes for the baby yet… Answer: Nope. We’ve been given plenty of clothes already; I still have hopes for whipping up another pair of Tofinos for myself before Due Date; and I’m not spending hours on something that might only fit for a month or two.
Funnily though, I’m not bothered about the effort of stitching versus transience of wearing with other people’s babies – handmade clothes have become my go-to baby gift. And it seems lots of sewists feel the same, at least with regards to the Itty Bitty Baby Dress, as so far I’ve admired pretty versions by Tilly, Marie, and Rachel.
This one is for a brand-new mini person called Melody, hence the little treble clef embroidered on the bodice. All fabrics and thread were floating around in the stash already, so I didn’t have to buy anything new for this project – such a nice feeling when that happens, isn’t it? I’m going to deliver it in person this week, hopefully in exchange for a cuddle…
Of course, with the baby boom of 2013 in full swing, there’s sewing for the boys too:
I’ve just counted up 9 separate projects on my sewing table (including the aforementioned Tofinos) that I’d like to finish by the end of the week so that they’re out of the way before baby’s arrival… eek, wish me luck!