Well I finally put my crochet hook down and decided to sew something! Actually I planned on starting another crochet project, but this one jumped out at me all of the sudden. I had originally planned on making an outfit for Walker to come home from the hospital in, but decided not to put that much pressure on myself to actually get it done on time and in the right size. I made him a kimono style top with matching elastic waist pants using Simplicity 3941:
I opted to use snaps instead of ribbon because I thought it would look more boyish. I still have to attach the snaps. Anyway, the pattern was pretty easy and I didn't run into any problems. The neck did call for bias tape (which I didn't notice until I was almost done), but since my fabric doesn't fray I just folded over the neckline as small as I could and sewed it that way. I don't think it looks too bad.
I made a size XS which is suppose to fit a 0-3 month old. I had to measure the elastic waist with a pair of 3 month pants I had already, otherwise I would have had no clue what size to cut the elastic.
You can't really tell in the pictures, but its made from a light blue and white striped fleece material. I purchased the material and the snaps from a thrift store and the pattern was free so this outfit cost me less than a dollar total! Woo!
I love doing projects for my little one and I can't wait for him to get here! :)