NOT a gender reveal…

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.

Itty bitty baby dress1

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:

Baby boy boots

These are the Jaden baby sneakers (tip: don’t make em in chunky corduroy, far too fiddly) and a matching plushie lion using this tutorial.

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!

5 thoughts on “NOT a gender reveal…

  1. Wow! Your Itty Bitty baby dress is my favourite to date…love it! And the little boy pressies are too cute too! Good luck with all your own sewing too ;o)

  2. I’ve been thinking of you lately and hope you are having such an amazing and awe-inspiring time. Sending you all my best and most wonderful wishes at such a special time for you and your family.

    • Hi Nessa, thanks so much for your thoughtful comment. I am having an amazing time with the little miss, while also feeling a bit like I’m on a rollercoaster in a fog! Hope that all is well with you and yours too x

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