I was looking back through blog pictures of the kids this last year, and came across a post where I sewed something with both babies around. What?! I can't even imagine that now. My boy is much too much interested in the sewing foot pedal these days, and now that the little miss is crawling, sewing is just not happening much.
I managed to squeeze in one tiny dud though for the new baby one evening, so at least #3 will have a coming home jacket.
This is really very small, it will probably only be worn the first week or two, but it is always nice to have some clothes that actually fit those little newborn bodies. I went out on a limb and used a free Citronille pattern, in French, and muddled through. I did the Manteau pattern from the Marie Claire Idees website, found here. I'm really dying to get my hands on some of the little summer top patterns for girls, and simple shirts for boys, but I can't quite justify the atrocious shipping costs for a few paper patterns. yet. Maybe if I wait a few months I'll become more accustomed to the idea:) This little jacket is made from some thrifted linen napkins, with a stash neutral lining, and a vintage doily and button to dress it up.
The new babe will also have this summer sweater to bum around in:
The pile has started; now I'm on the lookout for yarn for the baby blanket!