Well, with only 6 weeks until D-Day I finally finished the baby capsule wardrobe I’ve been working on for basically half my pregnancy. I put up
some photos of a few of the half-finished creations, but now everything is done!
Making my little dude’s newborn wardrobe was a thrifty affair. I made ten pairs of pants using
Rae’s Basic Newborn Pant Pattern, five t-shirts using the Tiny Tee pattern from The Alison Show, and five singlets using the Tiny Tank Top pattern, also from The Alison Show – all free patterns! To make my baby hats, I traced around another newborn hat which was a hand-me-down from one of my lovely cousins. Most of the fabric I used came from an epic garage sale fabric find (three suitcases of fabric for $50), but there are also some op-shopped pillowcases & quilt covers in there, op-shopped tie pieces and some op-shopped t-shirts.
I loved these patterns because they were easy to understand, easy to construct, and easy to customize! There is literally no end to the ways you can customize these patterns – here’s
a few suggestions for customizing the Newborn Pant pattern, and I like to consult Pinterest for more ideas. Here’s how all my stuff turned out:
My favourite outfit of the lot – I think this might be little dude’s coming home outfit.
The tartan fabric & navy stretch knit both came from the epic garage sale. Buttons came from a huge bag that I got from Spotlight for $8.
I added ribbing to the Tiny Tee pattern to finish the hems, and then eyeballed a vest shape out of the tartan fabric for the front. The buttons are only decorative, haha.
I like to call this combination “The Nutty Professor”.
The blue tartan & stripy stretch knit were from the garage sale, and I cut the bowtie out of some op-shopped ties from my secret tie stash.
Close-up of the bowtie! I left the hems on this one unfinished because I liked the way they looked.
Dino pants & Tie Tee!
The red & navy stretch knit came from the garage sale haul, and I eyeballed cutting the tie out from an op-shopped mens tie from my stash.
I made these pants from an op-shopped pillow case that I’ve been saving for the right project for ages.
Another one of my favourite sets! Both of these were made from a Nightmare Before Christmas mens t-shirt that I got from the Jay Jays sale table for $5.
Close-up of the Tee! I kept the hems of the actual t-shirt for the sleeves, added ribbing to the neck & zig-zagged the bottom hem.
I added some neat little cuffs to the legs of these pants.
The Batman set!
I refashioned this t-shirt from an op-shopped men’s t-shirt, kept the original hems for the sleeves, and added yellow ribbing to the other hems.
For the pants, I added a bat appliqué which was also taken from the op-shopped t-shirt, and cuffs on the legs of the pants.
This is another one of my favourites. I was going for an old-timey bathing suit type look. The red stretch knit & striped stretch knit came from the garage sale haul.
I added red stretch knit ribbing to the Tiny Tank for this one.
And I added some more sweet cuffs to the legs of these pants.
Another old-timey bathing suit set. The blue stretch knit came from the epic garage sale, and the anchor fabric is the only “new” fabric I used in the whole newborn wardrobe.
I added stretch knit ribbing to the Tiny Tank pattern for this one, and cuffs to the pants as well.
Another adorable matching hat!
The last of the old-timey bathing suit sets. The blue & patterned stretch knits were both from the garage sale.
I love the pattern on this fabric! I only wish there had been enough to make something for myself, haha.
You guessed it, here’s a matching hat.
ALL THE BABY HATS!
Another cool little Batman set.
These pants were made from the leftover fabric of an op-shopped quilt cover – I used the rest for a dress & skirt for myself (although there’s still plenty left for more baby clothes later!).
Added a little bat appliqué to the singlet, and left the hems unfinished.
Last but not lease, there’s this crazy little number. Both fabrics from the garage sale haul.
I love the pattern on this fabric so much! I have heaps of it left, so once I’m not pregnant anymore I’m going to make myself something from it.
Another little appliqué singlet!
If I had more time (or more energy) I would have also liked to try this
One Size Fits Many Baby Pants pattern, this Neutral Newborn Knit Pant pattern, and this Baby Shortall from Adult T-shirt pattern. Oh well, there’s always the next size up to start thinking about, right? I think I’m going to start by buying the Big Butt Baby Pants pattern from Made By Rae, because loved her Newborn Pant Pattern so much!