Since we were unable to buy baby clothes before the baby arrived (other than some generic sleepers and onesies) I decided to get out my sewing machine and start sewing. I am not an expert sewer. I've never had a sewing lesson in my life, but I thought I could figure it out if I tried. I started out simple with a couple of pillowcase dresses. Mine weren't made from actual pillowcases, but the actual shape of the dress is a rectangle like a pillowcase. I got the bloomers pattern from a friend of mine. I think this is one of my favorite dresses. I love the fabric! Check out this blog for a video tutorial and free pattern!
Then I made this one with the contrasting ruffle.
I also made her this bandana dress, which we dubbed the bbq dress, and matching bloomers and bonnet.
Next my sister picked up some fabric and I made these darling baby shoes and a matching pinafore dress. I love this pattern so much! I bought the shoe pattern off of Etsy. There are lots of cute patterns for very reasonable prices.
I found the pattern for this dress here . It was free also! Yay Free! This was also my first attempt at a button hole and making covered buttons! Believe it or not, it was Easy Breezy! :)
Then I found this cute peasant dress pattern also on Etsy and with some pink plisse and white eyelet, I crafted this little dress and bloomers.
Oh and I made one more thing using a baby headband and some tulle, that I was sure the baby would need. I realize that others doubted my logic...