Eli was born a few weeks ago to a librarian friend. It was a good reason to get out the sewing machine and find some suitable fabric in my stash for a baby jacket. What satisfaction to complete a project in an afternoon! I’ve been making this style jacket for about 30 years and have recently taken to embroidering their name on the front. Welcome to the world, Eli!
Last year my friend Terry and I made a quilt for baby Teo, which you can see here.
Only you could come up with something so sweet and exquisite, what a lucky baby.
How simply perfect, is this your own pattern?
I work with a group here in NC and we make and donate baby gowns, blankets and toys to our regional NICU which has over 600 babies a year come through from a large region. If you would like to share this pattern or point us to where we can purchase it I’d be delighted.
Happy Sewing and I wish you continued success
Sure Kim, it’s Simplicity pattern 9647, copyright 1980. I don’t how you can find old patterns like this, but it’s worth a try.
Check out Folkwear pattern here… http://www.folkwear.com/109.html (one of my favorite baby gifts)
It is wonderful to have a “go to” gift that we can make. It becomes like an old friend… trustworthy, tried and true, and never lets you down. Your jacket is adorable. Love the colors. I am going to be on the lookout for the pattern. Thanks! ~Kimara~
A beautiful gift for a precious and lucky baby…a “bundle of BOY” for his family, indeed! Such a dear friend you are. Thanks for sharing this great gift idea…and I love that you personalized it too.
Love your fabrics, Salley, and I especially love the embroidered name. Such a special gift! I enjoy making this style of baby gift, also.
What a lovely gift for a special little newborn – but they are all special
Love your photos. The blue boat and the foggy shore…excellent!
OH sorry I posted a note on the wrong story….oops!
After seeing this adorable jacket, I knew exactly what I wanted to make for a soon-to-be-be baby girl. I was lucky enough to find the pattern for sale on Etsy. (What a wonderful site!) After looking at the instructions however, I am wondering if you added a thin layer of batting because your finished jacket looks a bit puffier than I would think two layers of fabric would be. I was also wonder about the spacing of your vertical stitching as I like the effect. If you wouldn’t mind sharing your methods, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks!
Yes, Deb, I did stitch cotton quilt batting to the outside layer.