Recently we welcomed a baby boy to our family! Today I’m sharing the capsule wardrobe for a baby boy that I sewed before he was born. Actually, since we didn’t know if he was a boy or a girl, this could also be a gender neutral newborn capsule wardrobe.
As I did last time I created a newborn capsule wardrobe, I choose a color palette to work with first. This time I chose grey and white with some green and turquoise blue thrown in. I had some owl jersey fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics that I had been holding on to for just the right use, and so pulled the colors from that.
These are the items I sewed: 4 baby hats using the free pattern and tutorial from Sweet Red Poppy.
4 gowns using the free pattern from Stitched Together. You can read more about the grey and white striped fabric over at CaliFabrics and the reasons why I like to use the fabrics I chose for a newborn capsule wardrobe.
3 knit swaddle blankets. Here is my free tutorial for different types and sizes of swaddle blankets and how to sew each kind. (It’s about the easiest sewing there is!)
4 pairs of footed baby pants using the free pattern from Sew Much Ado. The green leaf fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics, so super soft and snuggly!
The fabric in this pair is also from Art Gallery Fabrics, and pairs well with the rest of the items in the newborn capsule wardrobe.
Besides 6 new plain white onesies (see the reason for this here) I used the Rosemary Raglan pattern to sew up a couple of little shirts. For the raglan sleeves on one of them, I just used the back side of the fabric, and it’s a perfect match!
Of course a sweater was in order…and so we pulled out some scraps of french terry and used the Brindlle & Twig Grandpa Cardigan pattern. If you’ve been around Skirt Fixation for a while, you’ll recognize most of these fabrics as scraps leftover from other projects…that’s the beauty of sewing for a baby!