I find baby boys difficult to make the right thing for...girls are easy, a dress always seems to be the right thing. For boys, trousers don't seem to be enough, but a whole outfit seems like a lot..Maybe for a family baby, yes, but for a not-very-close friend's baby..what do you make?
I have made a quilt in the past and that was my other option. I also could have made a ball, but that was all hand stitched and you have to be in the mood for that!
My friend Lisa had a baby boy the other week. He is called Robbie and after a stressful start he is now home and doing well.
So This time I tried a jacket...it is reversible, fleece one side is fleece and the other is jersey.
The fleece side looks a bit plain, but i think it will be ok. I might put buttons on that side...they'll only be fake, as I sewed in snaps as closures.
Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I am hoping it will fit him by the time winter arrives. He is currently 2 weeks old and 6lb 13oz.
Pattern #7 from Ottobre 6/2007. size 62.
The fleece came from Dot'n'Stripes a while ago.
The jersey is from Sewfabrics on Ebay.
On another note our kids started back to school yesterday. Today they went on the bus for the first time..I found it difficult to hand over control to someone else! So I followed the bus into school!!...Of course...what else did you expect me to do!!
Needless to say they were perfectly fine..We have had a couple of tragic bus accidents in Ireland in recent years involving school buses, and thankfully they have now improved the standards on the buses. Both accidents were close enough to here..one was from a school my friend is a teacher in and the other the next town to where I went to school. I tried not to think of these accidents as I waved them off to school, hopefully tomorrow morning will be easier.
The photo pretty much sums up yesterday morning....everyone doing a different thing...it's hard to get back into a routine.