No, I am not sewing a baby, but I have been sewing for my brand new twin nieces. This is a momentous event because I’ve never wanted to sew for anyone else. I sewed a shirt for my husband but it turned out to be a bit short, so he never wore it. I also sewed for a friend of mine after she asked me a gazillion times. But she also didn’t wear the dress because by the time it was done, the dress no longer fitted her.
No body ever asked me to sew for my nieces, but I was so excited about their arrival that I was planning all sort of sewing projects for them. But wait, there’s more! I even knitted for them. Now, that is really completely wild. I feel like I don’t even know myself anymore.
I used this pattern, McCall’s 6223. I have no complaint at all. It’s cute and every piece fits together nicely. The only thing is that I used the smallest size possible (new born), but it looks humongous to me (relatively speaking) – maybe 8-month size?
The original plan includes the booties as well, but they seem very big and very loose, and the cuffs are really difficult to get to provided their tininess. I just gave up. After all, the onesies have enclosed feet. They wouldn’t be wearing the onesies and the booties together.
The fabric is from Joann. They don’t have a wide selection of nice baby knit fabric, but what they have are pretty cute.
I hope to see pictures my nieces in them one day, but it will be months down the line. I can’t wait to see them in November.