Maybe it’s just me, but shopping for baby clothes can be a bit overwhelming on the pastel cuteness. Don’t get me wrong, I like a cutely dressed baby as much as anyone else, but I do get sick of all the pastel blues and greens and I really get sick of all those cute-sy teddy bears!
I was really exited to find this tutorial for making newborn gowns from old t-shirts on This Mama Makes Stuff. I have to say that the pattern and tutorial are surprisingly simple, but I have been working with a lot of knit fabric lately. I spent a few hours making two gowns and I love the results!
I had a similar gown like this for Little Miss and I loved the ease of diaper changing. Hers was Winnie the Pooh, Transformers is much more us.I think I might have to add a stencil to this one to make it a bit more special, but it’s still way better than pastels and bears!
I have a bit of knit left over and I think I will be making some matching hats and maybe a few fancy rags. Now I just need to get a few more t-shirts, I would love some classic concert tees to work with. If anyone has any cool shirts to trade, let me know.