Team Green take home outfits


Finally, after months of planning, talking about it, and sewing, I finally finished the take-home outfits for baby!

I knew I wanted to make something special for Leechie to wear on our way home. I made bows for Lil’ J when she was born, and since then I’ve developed a tiny bit of sewing skills, so I thought I could attempt to make a take-home outfit this time around.

When we decided we were going to keep the baby’s sex a surprise until birth I didn’t want that to force me to make something unisex. I decided to make some team green take home outfits. Two versions… One for a boy and one for a girl.

I browsed Etsy and Pinterest for inspiration and decided I wanted to make an applique suspenders outfit with a boy tie for a boy, and a giraffe applique onesie for a girl. After drawing, cutting, and sewing the giraffe on the girl onesie I decided to make it even prissier by adding a ruffle skirt to the front and ruffle bum to the back.

Finally, big sis couldn’t be left out. So I made her a coordinating dress to match either outfit. I adapted this top pattern from PeekaBoo Pattern Shop by making it a little longer and adding a hem band, sash, and bow.Β  And no outfit is complete without accessories! The bows are both from the amazing London Blue Designs, ruffly socks I got on Ebay and the little boy’s crocheted golfer hat I ordered from A and N Accessories.

What I’m most excited about is the fact I’m equally excited to dress up this baby in either outfit. I kinda wish I was having boy/girl twins (kidding!).

I didn’t take step-by-step photos of making the onesies, I was in too much of a hurry, but I did save the giraffe applique I adapted. I’ll upload that as a PDF tomorrow in case anyone wants to make it.

Hope you like! I must say I’ve impressed myself. I’m (seriously) not very crafty so if I can do something like this, ANYONE can!

Don’t forget to guess which outfit you think Leechie will be wearing and when you think s/he will arrive! My pool closes Monday, and the winner gets $50!

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  1. Wow, all three of those outfits are amazing- you did such a great job! It’s not fair that gorls have so many more cute accesory options. If its a boy, he needs cute socks too! πŸ˜‰

    1. I am a little upset about the lack of boy accessories as well! I *almost* bought little soft soled giraffe shoes for the boy outfit but didn’t get around to it. Hopefully he won’t mind (if it’s a he).

  2. These are SO adorable! It makes me really miss having a sewing machine (and a little baby hungry, not gonna lie) πŸ˜‰ Congrats!!!!!!!!

    P.s. I LOVE your blog!

  3. Super-cute outfits! My problem with coming home outfits — my team green baby didn’t fit newborn! Thankfully, I had packed a bigger outfit or two in green and yellow… so that’s what she wore home! Yay for big babies! I do love your blog and wish you an easy birthing day!

    1. This was one of my fears too! haha. Lil’ J was 9lbs 9oz so I’m pretty sure the newborn clothes didn’t fit her. I think I got these in size 0-3 months, just in case! πŸ™‚

  4. So I’m curious… what are you going to do with the outfit that doesn’t get worn home? Sell/donate it? Keep it to show baby when he/she grows up? Try to fit a stuffed animal into it in the giraffe nursery? Inquiring minds want to know! πŸ™‚

  5. These are all so cute! I made some headbands for my baby girl coming in June, but I am practicing sewing, so maybe I could do something like this next time around! πŸ™‚ So what are you going to do with the extra one? I’m rooting for a boy, so, if I’m right, you should have a giveaway with the extra. I’d like a chance to win it! πŸ˜‰
    Congrats on your baby coming soon! Hope all goes well!

    1. Thanks so much, and congratulations to you! Little girls are SO FUN!! I was thinking I’d do a giveaway but I think people would be disappointed once they saw these up close! haha. I like Tori’s comment above suggesting putting it on a bear. I may do that and save it πŸ™‚

  6. You *should* be impressed with yourself! Everything looks soooooo cute! I have the same question as one of the commenters above – what are you gonna do with the unused outfit?

  7. What do you mean you you’re not crafty? Girl those outfits are ADORABLE and you did an amazing job! We’re rooting for a boy, but the girl clothing and accessories are to die for.

  8. Awww, can’t wait to see which outfit the mystery baby will be! Hoping its a boy, I love the girl outfit! Great to have a pair or each, I have a two yo son and a 3 month old daughter. Having so much fun with my girl, even though i kept my boy stylish too! Anyway, congrats cant wait to see the little one. I know Ur so excited and little J wont believe how tiny. My son is still in Awe w/ his little sister. and so am I πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Jen, congrats on your little man!! These outfits you made are stunning. I would like to make something similar for my toddler and soon to arrive baby girl. I was wondering where you got your fabric from and did you upload the appliquΓ© of the giraffe somewhere yet?? Thanks.

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    blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any points for novice blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

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