I'm going to be an auntie soon... My sister is going to have her baby within the next month.
Over the past weeks, I've been giving her sewing advice over the phone about such things as refashioning the hood of a baby stroller (not that I know anything about strollers, but I do know what needles to use for what kind of fabric etc.).
So far, I haven't really sewn for the baby yet. My sister has been given a lot of stuff already (by in-laws and friends with older children) and adviced us not to add randomly to the growing pile of baby sweaters and stuffed animals. And our grandmother has been knitting a lot of baby clothes.
So, I asked for both my sister's wishes and insight in her baby's wardrobe and for our mother's advice about sizing.
And I did just finish a rug/quilt/thing for the baby to play on. In cute dinosaur camoflage fabric (I'll add a picture later).
That was a request from the soon-to-be grandmother.
However, I've got my information now, and I borrowed this issue of Knippie magazine (the children's version of Knipmode).
I'm planning on making this cute little jumpsuit. I've got some soft thick-ish bright blue cotton jersey in my stash which could work really well. That would be OK for a boy or a girl, wouldn't it?
And maybe I'll add a hood...
Wish me luck and give me your advice because I really am new to sewing on this scale... (well, except for this one thing of which I should still have the pattern. but it's a sweater so it doesn't really fit the bill)