It started with "THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS." And then I went to Joann.com for something totally different. While there I found out that I can get McCall's patterns on sale this week for $1.29. Then I realized I can get fleece and flannels on sale for 50% off. Then I realized I had a 25% off coupon for the 4th-6th on sale and full-price items. I was originally going to use all of these discounts (minus the patterns) on different items for other Christmas presents (which I still plan on doing).... But....I then started thinking about baby clothes.
So I started looking up McCall's patterns for infants. And I found some that I REALLY want to try. These are some of my ideas:
|McCall's Patterns: 6426|
they are simply wonderful. The only thing I am not sure if I am going to do is if I am going to make the flaps for the arms on the right. The actual sack is a DEFINITE yes. I plan on making at least one of these in a theme we have chosen for the baby. Now, we are not revealing the gender, so I can't tell you the exact theme and pattern of fabric that I have chosen. But I am going to do at least one in the baby's theme, and maybe one in a plain, solid fabric. With my discounts, coupons, and more I think I can make one of these for around $5 (steal of a deal).
|McCall's Pattern: 6235|
|McCall's Pattern: 5963|
I love this pattern. A lot. I definitely want to make the sack with the hood as it is SO cold here in Oregon in the winter with the humidity. I am used to 60 degrees being BEAUTIFUL with the dry climate of Colorado. Here, 60 degrees with the humidity is FREEZING. And we quite often hit those days during October, so I know it will get worse with the winter months. And since baby is coming in the winter, I think it will be very valuable. Plus -- it's just adorable. I think I might want to make the long sleeve sleep sack, as well... And maybe just the jacket -- if I have time. I don't need a blanket, as I am doing a special blanket for Baby with the theme we have chosen. I will probably do this pattern in solid colors, but we shall see what I find. I will make the sacks out of fleece. Again, price should be around $6.
|McCall's Pattern: 4236|
I am very excited. It will take some work, but it is something to do, and it will save a lot of money. I plan on making them in all sorts of different sizes, but for right now I'll focus on the Newborn and Small sizes as I feel those will be the ones I need first. I am wary to make too much in Newborn as, depending on the size of this little one, the clothes might not last long at all. But I also don't want baby completely SWIMMING in the clothes I make, either. So those are my baby ideas for right now that I can share without revealing too much about this little one that is growing very fast!