My good friend Taylor is having a baby in a hot minute, and she asked me a while back if I’d be interested in making her new little girl a coming home outfit. Taylor and her family are some of my favorite people, and you know I love babies, so of course I was happy to. Plus, T-bone (as I like to call her) loves handmades and has always been so sweet about our makes on this blog. She was even like, “oh, and tell me what I owe you.”
UM… NO FRIEND. JUST NO.
She gave me instructions to make whatever I wanted (sweet!), and I texted her pictures of cozy organic knit fabrics. She picked one instantly, and I got to work like 3 months later and 3 days before the baby’s due date.
Because SUMMER WITH 3 KIDS, that’s why.
I knew right away I’d be making Rachel’s newborn gown pattern. It’s perfect in every way, and was not a long project at all. I love the envelope neckline, and the way the binding looks so professional. Oh and the pattern is free, so if that doesn’t rope you in, maybe getting pregnant will? 😉
The fabric is organic interlock knit by Birch. Nice stuff. It’s really easy to work with, and the color is a lovely peachy pink.
As soon as the gown was finished, I knew it needed a matching cap, so I scoured the internets for a quick tutorial and pattern. There are several, but my printer didn’t like any of them so I drew up my own little pattern.
Super easy, just serged two pieces together, turned them right side out, and folded up and stitched a little cuff. I was originally going to tie the top of the cap into a knot, but it was virtually impossible, so I kept it more like a pixie shape.
And, I think it’s super cute like that.
Coco’s baby doll was a decent model. She’s a little dead in the eyes though.
I can’t wait to see meet baby Harris. If she’s anything like her adorable older sister and brother, she will capture hearts instantly.