They're too cute and you can whip them up in 15 minutes with half a yard of fabric. How could you not want to make them all the time. Right? Right?
Just be careful when ordering vintage baby patterns. A lot of patterns that look like newborn patterns are actually for dolls. While these outfits would work for preemies, your going to have to size them up if you want to use them for standard size newborns. Luckily if the envelope is in good shape it's pretty easy to tell the difference. Most newborn patterns will say "one size" for their sizing. Doll patterns will sometimes say "Doll" or they will often give a measurement such as "12 inch" or "16 inch." (Often times the illustrations will be creepy looking as well.)
Simplicity 3043 is my personal favorite baby pattern and must have been a pretty popular design because you can find these everywhere. Actually I kind of get tired of seeing the patterns on the internet, but on the other hand I don't think I've ever seen anyone other than me make up one of these sweet little dressing robes or bibs.
Well this time I finally found a baby to sew for. Eleanor over at Unfamiliar Ceiling is expecting! I met Eleanor through the Ruby Shorts experience and have followed and enjoyed her blog ever since. So congrats to her and her hubby. I'm making a few baby things for the newborn whether she likes it or not.