Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby in a Bag

One of the projects my sisters and I worked on this weekend was making a pattern for the bag nightgowns that newborns wear. Sometimes they have a drawstring around the bottom of the gown. Sometimes they have snaps, or elastic. We chose to just leave it open.

I absolutely love the "bag jammies". I only have one right now, and plan on getting more, but they are my favorite thing to have my newborn wear at night. One reason, is that I don't like to turn on lights when I get up to nurse/change my baby. So not having to worry about all the snaps in jammies that you can't seem to figure out how to properly align, without the help of turning on the lights, makes my life much better during the night. Also, it's just so easy to change them. Simply pull up the gown, change their diaper, and pull the gown back down. There ya go. Baby in a bag. Makes my life more enjoyable.

Anyway, we made one gown (the cream colored one), out of soft stretchy knit, and the other out of the coordinating material. We made the cute striped binding to match it all together, and we made cuffs to fold over the baby's hands so he won't scratch his face. While we were at it, we decided a cute knotted hat and matching booties were just the thing to complete the outfit.



I give complete credit to my sister Sharon for making the pattern for the bag nightgown. She did a fabulous job. It couldn't be cuter. She sewed together the knit gown, and I made the blue gown. I plan on making some more when I get more material.

14 comments:

kendra said...

THE CUTEST little outfit ever! You should really open an Etsy store, or find a boutique to sell your designs in. Or you could just make stuff to let your friends try out - I'll take a couple!! ha ha Actually, I would buy a tag monster and those bag outfits in a heartbeat. They are all just so cute.

Just so you know Cameron and I are thinking about you guys all the time and saying prayers for your family and your baby.

runningfan said...

Very fun! I'm so impressed with your creativity.

Dan and Katie said...

very creative and crafty!

Heidi said...

Shaina, those were my favorites when my boys were newborns too! I love love them. So soft.. and comfy - plus protects their face from their hands/nails.

aaahh.. now I wanna hold a baby darnit! I can smell that baby smell right now too.. I miss those days.

Mags said...

I love those outfits too. So easy, can change them half asleep and not mess anything up really.

Colleen said...

So, so, so cute! You always make such great stuff, Shaina. I think we can now officially call you "intermediate." :) I love those bag jammies too, for the same reasons, and for some reason none of them that I gave out ended back in my posession. I am not sure why since EVERYTHING else was! Fortunately Jacquie passed a couple on to me, so I can get through nighttime feedings/changes with no snapping! And I agree with Kendra...store. etsy. now.

Elise said...

Love the baby nightgown. The best baby thing to have and yours are super cute. Matt lived in those for months while he was sick (we cut slits in the side for his tubes).

BTW, is the craft sale going to be available to us out of towners? I would love to buy stuff (you know me that is what I do best).

Megan said...

Very cute. My mom made me some when I had Collin since he was premie and we couldn't find any small enough! She did a drawer string bottom which I liked too. Yours turned out super cute!!

Nancy said...

I love the gowns too! Both of my sons were born with jaundice and had to have the bili-light panel that goes on their back. The gown allowed me to slide it right up onto their back. Wonderful! You are so talented :)

LollyChops said...

These are so cute! I esp love the colors you guys picked out! I bet it was fun sewing with them!

annaka said...

Girl you are THE most talented girl EVER! Love it:)
xo
A

Queen of Chaos said...

I with ya on the sack jammies for my newborns. I can never have enough of those. Ti makes middle off the night changes so much easier.

These are super cute!

Glad that baby boy is growing healthier and stronger. He has so many people praying for him!

RoseMary said...

Super great baby stuff!
So when are the patterns coming out?

Chloe said...

Loving that baby gown!