Sunday, May 10, 2009
We found out our baby-on-the-way is a girl, which was a real surprise to me being a mom to just boys for so long. I'd always felt like there were tons of choices in little girl clothing & not much for boys, so that forced me to get inventive with making things for my little guys. So a few weeks ago when I started looking I was disappointed at the surprising lack of choice for girls. Suddenly everything girly looked the same - either pink overload or teenager-in-training, neither of which I'm crazy about. The few things I liked were from the neutral/boys section, so I decided to get inventive with my own "girly" styles.
Using my fave layette pattern set and the amazing baby accessory book, Sweet Booties, I came up with these stretch knit items: a fun dress that's feminine, but not fussy and this vine romper & bootie set.
Both outfits are lap shouldered and the romper has a snap open leg area for easy diaper changes. I just loved how these prints stand out from the usual stuff, but still look cute for a little girl. The booties were so fun to make. This is the fab "won't kick off" style and are fleece lined. I shrunk down the pattern so these would be real newborn size to match the romper - they are only 3 inches long!