Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Newborn Baby Gown

Made this newborn baby gown
for Emily and John's baby boy who is due at the end of April.
We are soooo happy and and excited!!!
I found a great pattern and tutorial at Virginia Lindsay's Gingercake blog.
She has a free download and great photo instructions.
It was quick and easy to sew.

For a baby boy, I used a crew neck trim.
After the placket was sewn, I trimmed the neckline down about 1/2 inch.
 From cotton ribbing fabric I cut a piece 2-1/2" wide by about 9" long.
To finish the ends, I sewed a 1/4" seam on both ends,
turned to right side,  and pinned finished ends to the placket areas.
Then pinned the center back or the rib trim to the center back of the gown.

With the ribbing on top, I stretched the ribbing to fit and sewed with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Stitched a 2nd time in the seam allowance to reinforce. (or use serger)
This is the old Stretch & Sew technique I learned way back in the 1970s!

Just a note about the Dritz snap fastners that I bought. 
They now come with a blue plastic fastening tool. Wasn't sure I was going to like that. 
So, I dug out an old metal fastening tool in my sewing stash.
Used that with my small hammer and self healing mat while I watched 
Wendi Gratz's YouTube How to Use Hammer-On Snaps
Amazing how you can find patterns and tutorials online!
Thank you Virginia Lindsay & Wendi Gratz!

1 comment:

Hetty said...

This is adorable, Laura! Can't wait to see him wearing it.