So it’s official, we are having a little boy! We found out last month in conjunction with The Professor’s birthday, and we couldn’t be happier. We are in the process now of converting our guest room to a nursery and have finally begun to make some progress. I’ll be posting some pictures as we start to pick out furniture and put together the room. I’m thinking that I would like to decorate in shades of blue, green and yellow– with a heathly helping of gingham.
Over Thanksgiving I had the chance to visit two of my favorite fabric shops in the mountains of Western North Carolina- Waechter’s Silk Shop and Foam and Fabrics. Waechter’s did not disappoint and I was able to pick up a bundle of fabric and a few little boy’s patterns.
Here is the fabric stash that I have assembled so far for my little baby boy.
When I first found out that we were having a little boy, I pored over the pattern selections of McCall’s, Simplicity and Butterick but didn’t find much that peaked my interest. My initial excitement over having a few handmade pieces in the closet turned to disappointment, and I believed that I wouldn’t be able to make him cute, heirloom outfits. It turns out that I was just looking in the wrong place.
I found four beautifully constructed boy’s patterns at Waechter’s. I can’t wait to start working on them!
I think that I’m going to start with the sunsuit pattern first– perhaps in green gingham. I’ll update the blog with my progress and review the patterns and I work through the list.
Stay tuned. I’m also playing catch-up with blog posts. I’m endeavoring to post a tutorial next week about how to adapt the Simplicity 2599 pattern to a maternity top. Let’s hope that it’s sunny so that I can get outside and take some pictures!