Itty Bitty Sewing

I had the great pleasure of attending a baby shower yesterday for my good friend, Jennifer, who will be welcoming a baby girl just a couple weeks after our Little Man is due.  This friend and I have similar histories and have traveled long roads to reach parenthood, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them and their little one on the way.  And I especially couldn’t wait to unpack my sewing machines and get to work on some sewing for baby girl!

First on the list – the Divided Basket pattern by Anna at Noodlehead.  Her pattern is fabulous and  it was such a quick project.  I even took inspiration from her posts and photos here and here by filling one section of the basket with a simple flannel receiving blanket and some pre-fold diaper burp cloths, per this tutorial/idea from Probably Actually.  From my experience with my girls, I share Gail’s sentiments on wanting to maximize the usable surface area of a burp cloth, so the trim idea is right on target.  Into the other section of the basket I included a stack of newborn-sized diapers (not shown).

Jennifer’s nursery theme is travel and they’ve chosen a lovely neutral palette with little details of vintage postcards and script and a little pop of color from some adorable mini turquoise suitcases.  I’m super-pleased with the fabric choices for this basket (thank you, Joann Fabrics!)

Next on the list is a teeny tiny Geranium Dress, pattern from Made by Rae, paired with a matching diaper cover from the tutorial and free pattern at MADE, both in size 0-3 months.  The pale pink print is an Anna Griffin print that I picked up on one of my last runs to M&L Fabrics before we left SoCal, and the lining for the bodice is a simple black with tiny white polka dots.

Very satisfying sewing for a sweet baby girl on-the-way!