Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Baby Girl Collection

8.07.2013

Baby Girl Collection

One of my best friends is due in a month with her first little girl, and I'm so excited for her. It's actually one of my first close friends to have a baby, so I had lots of fun planning and making a baby girl collection to welcome her. I'm a little embarrassed to admit I've sort of been planning this simple collection ever since I found out she was having a girl. I went for purples as my base since I knew there would be lots of pink, and I tried to go for fun and unique prints.
 I didn't make any tutorials and patterns, but I used two free ones that I can share with you. For the three onesies I used Shwin&Shwin's Baby Ringer Onesie Free Pattern and Tutorial. I cut up a purple and white striped tee for the fabric and really struggled with the bias binding. (One day I will conquer bias binding! It is my weakness!) It turned out really cut though and can match almost anything.
Because I struggled with the binding so much, I switched my technique and sewed the neck cuff and sleeve cuff the way I'm used to. My friend loves music so I was able to use this awesome music print fabric. Since it's blue/gray and black I added a sequin pocket to make it feminine. Luckily, it can be paired with pink, yellow, coral, etc.
The last onesie I made I made a 3/4 sleeve sweatshirt onesie. I really love how this little onesie turned out. On each onesie I added a snap at the neckline just in case the baby has a really big head. You never know, right?
Then I made three fun tights to keep the little baby's legs warm. I used Made by Rae's free tights pattern and tutorial to make them, and I LOVED how easy they are! These diamond ring ones came out small because I had a really small piece of fabric to use. Hopefully it'll fit her for at least a month!
These ones also turned out pretty small because I had a tiny piece of knit chevron fabric to use. This goes to show you that baby tights only need scraps of fabric!
The last ones are just a basic purple that can go with anything. They are much larger so hopefully they'll be an item for next Spring!
Heather

11 comments:

  1. Loved it! I wish you were my friend when baby G. was born... hehehe... I hate pink but everyone has a tendency to give her pink clothes. Oh, I did have a friend who has sent me lovely purple stuff from Norway though =D

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    1. Oh, I forgot to say just how much I loved EVERYTHING from this collection!

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  2. Fantastic collection!! I love the diamonds, the chevron and the music notes!!

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  3. So gorgeous! What an awesome baby gift, this would have been my favorite gift ever had I received it at a shower ;)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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  4. Adorable! and in my fave color!

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  5. The music onesie is amazing! (love the rest to, but the music one will be so original!)

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  6. Oh my gosh...Heather, I've been trying to get over here all day to see these cute little tiny clothes! I'm dying over the little sequiny pocket!! Awww!!!

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  7. i have trouble with bias binding, too!

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  8. You are the best! I love all these pieces and can't wait to have my little girl wear them. You are so talented! Love that they're purple too because you're right...we have plenty of pink!

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  9. I wonder how many other people jumped and wondered if there was an announcement in the title... All very cute. I think its always a good idea to make the neck able to open wide. Never know when a poopy outfit needs to get past a little baby head. (And as someone who had a newborn with a 16 1/4" head, sometimes that opening needs to be WIDE).

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    1. Fun fact: Onesies are designed to go down over the hips, not up over the head. The more you know--!

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