Finally, after starting this several weeks ago, I have gotten around to finishing my first outfit for Baby! And not much time to spare either!
For the dress and bloomers I used Simplicity 4243. I made the size XXS which is supposed to be 7lbs. and under, but it looks more like the 0-3 size outfits I have. So I don't think I need to worry about it being too small! The only real "change" I made to the pattern purposely was to add some ribbon under the print.
I think I may have followed the directions a little too literally on how they said to put the zipper 1in. below the selvage. I knew it didn't sound right, especially since the neck only had a 3/8in seam allowance, but I did it anyway. So, naturally, the zipper came out way too low. But I think the bow tie I decided to add there looks pretty cute anyway!
I didn't think the sun bonnet that was with the pattern was quite right for a newborn. Instead I had an image in my head of an old fashioned baby bonnet. Looking through Etsy, I found exactly what I had in mind! This adorable bonnet pattern! It was so easy, I can't wait to make more. Since it's adjustable, the same bonnet can be worn from infant all the way up to 1 years old. Unfortunately, I cut my white ribbon too short, so this one will only work for Baby as an infant.
I can't wait to try everything on my little angel!!!!