Monday, March 17, 2014

Ottobre 06/2012-3 & 06/2008-2 baby outfit

One of my friends is having a little baby girl. After 3 boys, she's very excited (and a little nervous!) to be welcoming some pink into their family.
I thought this little set was nicely girly, but without making her big brothers want to run and hide! Both fabrics are from Chez Ami. The floral print is a cotton/lycra jersey and the aqua is a coordinating interlock. It's so soft I want to make my entire wardrobe out of it. Perfect for a wee princess.
The tunic is from the 06/2012 issue of Ottobre. It's very simple, but with some fun details.
The body of the tunic is gathered into a sweet round yoke, which is finished with a knit binding. The neckline is snug, but the binding has a lot of stretch, so it should be easy to get onto baby and comfortable to wear.
The full sleeve is gathered into a hemmed cuff. It's a pretty little detail. A full sleeve is lovely, but gets in the way sometimes. I think this is a nice functional compromise.
The pants are a basic legging pattern from the 06/2008 issue. I've made them quite a few times now. In fact, I think I've made a pair for every baby gift I've given for the last several years. Leggings are such an essential baby basic.
For this pair, I finished the leg opening with a binding, rather than a plain hem. I think this is a nice look and ties the two pieces together well.
I hope the sweet princess and her mom like her new clothes. I can't wait to meet her!


  1. So sweet! Love the fabrics too, but then you always find the cutest prints. I should just tell you to pick some out for me sometime, LOL! Also? I love that you did them in a bigger size!! So many people see those teensy little newborn/preemie clothes (they're SO CUTE!!) and buy a whole bunch of them...and while the gifts are always appreciated what does one do with 40 newborn outfits?

  2. So cute! Isn't making baby clothes so fun?

  3. What a cute outfit for a little girl! I know your friend will appreciate it!

  4. So precious. What a fun gift to make and receive.

  5. Cute! tiny clothes makes me miss having a baby around :)
    These look so sweet and snuggly

  6. Hee hee hee, so cute! I want to squeeze them while they are clothing a baby.

  7. Very sweet, I *almost* wish I had another little one to sew such adorable things for! And none of my friends seem to be popping any out either