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. 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!