I made a few baby things before F was born, and some of them turned out to be useful, and some . . . well, some have already been given away. I finally took photos of a few more of them.
Most Useful Thing Ever! This one has robots; I made another from the same fabric and one printed with knitting sheep. All are cotton flannel. I copied the pattern from a store-boughten one. Front zip, velcro shoulder tabs. She wears these pretty much 24/7, over a footed sleeper. The best part is that she can't kick off any blankets that go over this.
Still too big for her, but I think it turned out super cute.
It closes with 4 big snaps. I used a simple bias binding on all the edges. It's big, but I tried it on her and it fits well enough. It was simple to make and I love the fabric. Hopefully it will be practical, too, once it gets colder. And I'm hoping that it's the right size to fit her all winter.
The star quilt is getting used pretty often. I also really like the green tweed knitted vest
I made her. It goes on really easily and fits her pretty well. It was a great pattern.
So what wasn't useful? Well, the green and pink hat
I knitted was way too small. My advice: use a 14" circumference for a newborn hat.
The T-shirt gowns
I made were so disappointing. They were impossible to get on her without a huge struggle. I am now avoiding any garment that needs to be pulled over her head until she is old enough to make dressing a little easier. It is actually kind of suprising that the pattern for these came from a person who has kids. Obviously, he or she has more patience than I do.
I'm still in the process of sewing her new hat, and I am (shockingly) working on some things for me, too. In my vast amounts of free time.
If anyone is interested in the pattern for the sleep sack and/or the coat, let me know and I will post them.