Friends having babies? Simple-to-sew bloomers make a great DIY gift.

handmade-baby-gift-5-2I’ve been wanting to make a cute pair of baby bloomers ever since I saw them in Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing book a few years ago.  One of my friends recently had a baby, and I finally had a (great) reason try out a pattern that I’ve been hanging onto for a few years.  And what better fabric to use for a brand new baby than a fun print from Petit Pan?!

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Mostly I thought they would be a quick and easy gift to make, but once I got started, I realized that I just had to do a matching dress… so that ended up taking a little more time than I expected.   Size-wise I really had no clue, so I decided to do the Small (not Newborn) and I’m crossing my fingers that it will be wearable for at least this summer!

 

In the future, I envision myself becoming so proficient at these little bloomers that I can make sets of three in fun prints for all the newborns in my life!

 

These are the patterns I used:

Bloomers: Butterick B5624 (letter F)

Dress: Butterick 3405 (letter C)

And I found this wonderful online tutorial on how to do rosettes!

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