Just last week, I blogged about the adorable Ruffle Bum Romper and Mary Jane Shoes I made as a baby gift for a relative. A day or two later, my close friend, Melissa, called me up and ordered a custom Baby Gift Bundle that includes the exact same thing plus a few extras for her soon-to-be great niece! She needed them in time for a baby shower this coming weekend, so I worked on them on and off for two days until they were done and dropped them in the mail yesterday. Whew!
Note: I am an affiliate for Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, but all opinions provided in this post are 100% my own.
First up was another Ruffle Bum Romper by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. This one is a size 3 month and is even smaller than the last one. It is so sweet! I embroidered the baby's first initial to the bodice using the Adam's Accent Monogram by Embroitique. Both the pattern and the embroidery design are quickly becoming my favorites!
For the straps and ruffles, I used Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi collection. The red is Triflora in Lipstick and the pink is Curated Bloom June. The teal polka dot fabric is quilting cotton from Joann's.
Like I mentioned in my previous post about the Ruffle Bum Romper, I did add interfacing to the buttonhole and snap areas for a little extra reinforcement. I also did a better job at attaching the snaps this go around!
This romper also got a matching pair of little Mary Jane Shoes. I used the Little Shoes pattern again, but this time, instead of making a strap with a velcro closure, I made a strap with elastic that is sewn in place on both sides of the shoe. Thanks to Melissa for giving me the idea.
The third item is this precious, teeny tiny sun hat. Again, I used a Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop pattern, the 4-in-1 Sun Hat which includes sizes for a newborn up to a 10-year-old child. I also monogrammed the same initial H on it. This particular hat is a 3 month size.
Oh, and the hat is reversible, too! The pattern shows you how to make these finished slits in the brim so that you can pull the straps through to either side of the hat. How cool is that?!
The fourth part of the Baby Gift Bundle is this embroidered baby bib. The embroidery design is Bows Embroidery Alphabet Monogram Set from Embroitique. I found the free pattern on Gingercake.
I used cotton batting in between the top layer of quilting cotton and the bottom layer of pink minky fabric. Instead of using snaps for the closure, I sewed on velcro.
The fifth and final item of the Baby Gift Bundle is a this burp cloth or changing pad. It's roughly 10" wide by 18" long and also has a layer of cotton batting in between the quilting cotton and minky fabric. I used my round magnetic pin holder as a guide for filleting the edges of the burp cloth.
I'm really happy with how the Bows Embroidery Alphabet Monogram Set stitched out on both these items. I'll definitely use this design again.
And there you have it! Another personalized sweet baby gift!