Experimenting with (modern) baby clothes

As I stated way back in January, this year will be filled with jersey and snaps (in stead of ball gowns and corsets).

I promise I won’t bore you with it all, but for this one post, showing my first batch of baby clothes for my newborn child.

Lets just start by stating that – Buying nice baby fabric is hard!
Especially if you don’t want “blue cars” or “pink princesses”, but still would like some color in your kids wardrobe.
Although I live how a small amount of fabric (like 1 m) basically gives you a whole set of clothes, including body, pants, romper and hat.

After some frustration in the beginning, I did find some nice fabrics in a “not to obvious gender specific” print/color.
IMG_9712Some of the sourced fabrics. Aren’t they cute ๐Ÿ™‚

Alongside the fabrics I also bought a few basic patterns, which I would use as a base and the alter for size and style as I grew more comfortable working with stretch fabric and baby sizing.IMG_9745Bodice taken in to make for a smaller size.

Al of these pieces are first tries at the pattern, so a lot of strange sizing is going on which I will have to fix until next time. I find it really strange how different pattern company’s make a standard baby size 56 in totally different size/proportions.

Anyway – this is what I’ve made (so far)

A simple hatIMG_9737

3 bodys (using 2 different patterns)IMG_9830


2 rompers (and a third one on its way)IMG_9833


3 pair of pants20160714_103251_resized



Speaking of different proportions to the same size…
IMG_9743 IMG_9744

And a jacket/sweatshirtIMG_9732IMG_9735

And here are proof that, at least one (so far) of the pieces, fits my baby boy.20160713_155916_resizedHe is 5 weeks by now (OMG!)

It’s so fast and rewarding to make these clothes.
I mean one body in an hour, and pants and hats even less, how could that not be fun.

9 thoughts on “Experimenting with (modern) baby clothes

  1. Have you tried Ottobre design for kids clothes patterns? They are the best. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love seeing posts from you after a while.

  2. Good work! Long ago I dressed my babies in a lot of flannelette, with nighties, bags for over their legs with straps that went over their shoulders, most of which I made myself. Your little fellow looks really sweet!

  3. Those are adorable! Did you get your fabric online, by any chance? I’ve been looking for cute animal fabric and those are perfect!

  4. Well done! I loooooove the fabric. I don’t have kids of my own (yet?) but I do not want super gender specific colors or patterns. I just want fun stuff! My mom made all my clothes back in the 80s and my mother-in-law and I were just commenting on how no one makes their own baby clothes anymore, so when I saw your post, I was super excited. Keep up the great work. I look forward to more of your creations.

    1. Yeah me to! Admittedly I won’t put a bow in my sons hair or make him a pink skirt (until he asks me to), but otherwise I don’t really care what items of clothing “belongs” to a specific gender.
      There re no way for me to make all his clothes but I hope to at least be able to have a few self made items in each size for him as he grows.

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