The nice thing about making your own baby clothes is having control over the fabric (I don't like girly colors and I like organic!) and where it comes from (If I can help it, I don't like buying things made in places that don't pay living wages). I like baby items made by local designers, but that gets super expensive. Especially when we are talking about clothes babies wear for a few months. Maybe I'm nesting, maybe I've been bored (it IS ridiculously cold in NYC of late), but I have been making quite a few things for my little one. I kind of wish it were summer, then I'd have a baby model to put the clothes in. Here are the sunsuits that I made over the weekend. I imagine they'd be super cute on!
baby sunsuit. The tutorial is super easy to follow. You just need some patience and basic sewing knowledge. The first one took me just under 2 hours (I had to adjust a few times). The second one took way less time.
Here I also used a cotton print. I found it easy to sew using this fabric. It would be cute with a stretch knit too, but a non-stretch one is easier to manage with shirring and all that. And yes, that print includes a ghost and a bunny wearing an eye patch. I couldn't get over how brilliant the fabric was and had to buy it!
I did switch it up a bit. Instead of buttons, I made a loop in the back so you can tie in a bow/knot. I'm terrible with button holes, so I took a shortcut.
When you get comfortable with the whole sunsuit making, you can switch it up. I took the same concept and made a top and some bloomers. I think a dress would also be cute also. So many sweet options!