my friend Gail (from the lovely blog probably actually) recently had a baby boy! and man is he cuuuuute! his name is Oscar and the kids and i got to go visit him recently. and what does one do when one is visiting a sewing friend with a new baby? she sews gifts of course!
i first made a big sister gift for Lila, because my mom was great about doing that when anyone we knew had a baby. always a good idea to make the older sibling feel special too.
it’s a flashback skinny tee in a 3T. i used old navy clearance shirts, as usual, and preserved the factory hems. i used purple for the body since i know i’ve seen Lila in purple quite a bit, and a soft floral rib knit for the sleeves and neckline. contrast sleeves seems to be a trend now and i think it’s a fun one. i added a little heart patch to the bottom for an extra special touch.
then i made some pants for baby Oscar:
the pattern is Rae’s free newborn pants pattern. i did contrast bindings on both for kicks. i added 1″ to the pants on the left, because i remember these being pretty roomy when i made them for O and figured they’d last Oscar a couple months if they just had a bit of extra length.
this pair may look familiar! heather ross clothes on the line from far far away II. this time i added aviary woodgrain bindings. i love snuggling with O when he wears his pajamas in this fabric, so i figured Gail and her husband would enjoy it too. and i know she likes woodgrain.
this pair may look familiar too! i figured there couldn’t be anything more fun than to make pants for the little guy to look like his big sis. and when i took these gifts over to them, Lila was wearing this skirt her mom made in the same gray corduroy! fancy that.
i had hoped that Gail would get a kick out of a mini version of her hedgehog pants, and she totally did. it was a fun reaction. 🙂
for mama, i brought a trio of vintage sheet fat quarters from my stash and a spool of metallic gold thread. i love sewing with metallic thread, it adds a special touch to topstitching. figured she could make use of these when she’s back in sewing action.
for dad? well i didn’t sew him anything, but i did make the family some chicken tortilla soup adapted from this recipe (i added cayenne pepper for a bit of a kick). i brought some sour cream so they didn’t necessarily need to go for a grocery run, but apparently Lila ate it all up! good work, Lila.
happy little presents for a happy little family. oh and when Gail said Oscar has “the sweetest newborn smell you could ever imagine,” she wasn’t kidding! he’s really wonderful. i only got one picture during our visit, though! right as i was taking it, O said “he’s soft!” which is absolutely accurate. Lila is a loving big sis, too.
i might check in tomorrow but if i don’t, have a great thanksgiving!