My knitting group had a baby shower for my friend Tana last night. I couldn’t figure out what to make because she has already created so many beautiful sweaters, blankets and quilts herself. I decided to sew something instead. I figured her daughter is going to be the best dressed baby when the weather is cold, so she would need something for the warm weather.

mccall's m5083

I sewed the 12-month size with the hope that it will fit sometime next year between June and August. Estimating the size was tricky! I added a little extra elastic on the inside so Tana can adjust the waist if necessary. Luckily, the top ties in the back, so that should be an easy fit.

mccall's m5083

project notes: Pattern is McCall’s M5083. Fabric is from my stash. It’s one of my first and favorite purchases. I can’t believe it’s almost gone!

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7 Responses to handmade baby shower gift

  1. Lisa says:

    Lovely job! It is so classic and pretty!

  2. Lisa says:

    Too stinking cute! Wish I had seen it in person. Now I’ll have to wait until it gets modeled. Very nice work Julie!

  3. Charity says:

    Oh, that is so sweet! I’m sure it will be much appreciated! :)

  4. Sarah M says:

    do you have one of those clover bias tape makers? if not, what did you do for that?
    Sarah M

  5. Karin says:

    What a lovely outfit, I love it! I’m sure the little one will look adorable in it.

  6. amy in ne says:

    That is darling! Lucky little girl. Nice job!

  7. This is soooo cute. I love handmade baby shower gifts, I think it means so much when people take time to make a gift themselves.