I’m so excited that Teresa is pregnant and having my first nephew! I have to admit that I was a bit surprised of the news of a boy – we have both had girls and we come from a family of 3 girls so I’m a bit lost when it comes to making boy things! Whenever I think about sewing for babies I always think of my mom, who was the seamstress of the family.
Our mom LOVED sewing baby clothes – but just little girl dresses! She went a bit overboard with the dresses – she didn’t have any grandchildren yet – so she ended up selling many of them in a local shop. Since Teresa and I both had little girls it worked out well that mom had sewn little girls clothes. When mom passed away we had several little dresses handmade by her to give to our daughters and I admit that I get a bit teary whenever Audrey puts one of them on because I know that mom would just be thrilled to see her in it.
So, to bring this back on track, my mom never sewed any boys’ clothing so I feel like I need to make a few things for the little guy so that he doesn’t feel left out. The thing is, what do you sew for a little boy? I have only really sewn for girls too! I’d love to get some input (I know, I sadly still have no comments on this blog and I still keep blindly requesting invisible – or non-existant- readers for their input!). The patterns you get in Spotlight for boys are remarkably un-cool. I wandered around Lincraft the other day and couldn’t even find any fabric that I found inspiring!
So I suppose the next port of call is to scour the pages of Pinterest to get ideas on what to sew for a baby boy. Here are a few of my favourites. Send me some links if you have any that you adore and I will add them to the list of possibilities.
It seems that I have subconsciously chosen a colour scheme as well – I notice a recurring theme. Well, I must say that after my short search I am inspired to start sewing again! I will post photos once I’m finished (I might have to wait until Teresa has opened them first though before I post photos!)
If you have made something fantastic for a baby boy, please send me the link and I’ll add it to the list!