I went to a baby shower on Sunday for my friend Amy. Good food, fantastic people (there was even an actual baby there), and impossibly tiny clothes. I mean have you ever seen a sock for a newborn? I challenge you to find something cuter. All in all, a very satisfying time spent in Portland.
I apologize for all of the bibs and burp cloths, but apparently a lot of people I know are having babies. What can you do, you know?
For Tom and Liz I went with some preppy plaids for their (yet to be named) baby girl.
Steve’s cousin Sarah and her husband Tim are not only the cutest couple (besides Steve and me, obviously), but they’re also going to have a baby! Which means I had to attempt to be their favorite by giving them handmade baby gifts.
Here’s the best part – I used fabric that I already had. The Mariner’s fabric is from PJ bottoms I made for Steve (probably 5 years ago), the cars and motorcycle fabrics are from PJ bottoms for Steve’s brother Mike and a friend of mine from college, the blue fabric is from a fabric sale a couple of years ago and the striped fabric is from a fabric sale when I worked at Nordstrom – it’s actual men’s shirting material.
I used McCall’s pattern M6016 (I got it for .89 cents at Hancock Fabrics in Vancouver, WA) and went with the size Medium (the Mariner pants), Large (the blue pants and shirt) and X-Large (the shorts) so that Tim and Sarah will be able to spread out the usage. I would say that the sizing was the biggest downfall with this pattern – it wasn’t sized by age/month, it was sized XS-XL. I don’t own a baby of my own so I’m not exactly sure for example, what size Small is equivalent to, or what the waist size of a 9-month-old (size small?) would be. Thankfully I’ve mastered the google tool and was able to find this size chart from to Nordstrom to help me out a bit: