I'm still here, as big as a house, waiting for this baby. The last few days have been a whirlwind. I feel like there's so much to do with so little time. I'm sure most of the things I feel like I have to do, I really don't, but I want them done anyway. In between dance rehearsals, dog grooming, and lots of house cleaning, I did manage to fit in a bit of craftiness. As of last night I finished the baby's going home outfit along with a blanket and a pair of PJ bottoms to match the nursing top I made while back.
I just love how this came out. I used a plain white cotton for the gown, trimmed with sea foam bias tape and used a lavender decorative stitch for embellishment around the binding. I started with the MS kimono pattern, but I didn't like the neckline nor the ties at the shoulder, so I modified the pattern. I like the v-neck better, with a snap closure on the chest.
Here are some close ups of the blanket and the trim. I chose the colors of the gown binding and stitch embellishment from the seersucker fabric I used for the blanket. The blanket is backed with the same white fabric as the gown and the same lavender stitch is used around the edge. I think it's the perfect gender neutral outfit! Honestly, I have no feeling either way on this baby. It will be a total surprise.
Here's my complete set of nursing PJ's. I love how the shorts turned out. They look huge in the picture, which I'm sure they are because I can wear them now! I used New Look 6354 for the bottoms, which went together really well. The pattern includes pants, capris, and skirts, so I'm sure I'll be making them again. I think the pattern calls for a drawstring, but I used a piece of elastic instead - elastic waist without all the bulk. I have some stretch wovens I'd like to make some capris out of. I hope to be able to get around to it, but with three kids....