One of the teachers at Lucy’s school is having a baby this week. So the other teachers are throwing her a baby shower. And one of them called me this weekend and asked, “can we buy a gift certificate to your site? Or could we buy something handmade by you?”
How sweet is that? a MADE gift cert?
I wish I offered that!
The truth is, I just don’t have time to take custom orders. But the other truth is that yes, I love to sew….and it’s fun to sew for good friends…..especially when it’s a gift….and even more-so when this person already told Lucy that she wants her First Day Dress in her own size! (hopefully she means her own non-pregnant size).
I quickly grabbed my MADE patterns and started scheming.
I thought it would be fun to sew a few items that the baby could wear over a 2-year span, so the handmade love never ends….well for 2 years that is.
First I made a Baby Circle Skirt.
And in case you’re wondering if I can make it in a fabric other than black and white seersucker?
I think I can. But it’s hard to turn down!
Especially with hot pink elastic and a hand-dyed onesie to go along (photo below). It’s the perfect fast, easy, no-fuss newborn project. This skirt should last for the first 6 months of her big new life.
For the next year, we have a pair of basic KID Shorts.
I love creating/selling patterns because it’s so fun to share with you guys. But I also love how much easier it makes gift-sewing for me (and you!). Whatever size I need, it’s ready.
Happy 12 months old!
And for her 2nd year of life, I had to sew the current pattern I’m working on….the First Day Dress.
After my recent pattern grading, I was eager to try out the size 2. And in this bright viney print (from Joanns)…I just love it! The more I make this dress, the more I smile each time at the result. It’s just a happy little thing.
I included a MADE postcard with washing, drying, and size instructions for each item.
And there you have it. Four MADE pieces.
Hello little baby! Welcome to the world.