I have a sweet new grandson who is due in October, but there is a possibility that he might arrive a bit earlier than expected. With that in mind, I decided that it might be wise to be prepared for "Little Man's" possible early arrival by making a few preemie clothes for him.
Sewing for Preemie is nothing new to me, as I have been involved in the Threads of Love Ministry for the past 6 years or so. Within my stash of patterns, I found three preemie patterns that I have never used. Why haven't they ever been used? Well, when I sew for TOL, I usually stick to preemie patterns within the TOL handbook since they are multi-sized from a 3 oz. baby to full term.
After deciding on one particular pattern to test out, I then started digging thru my fabric stash and found the perfect piece of oh-so-soft knit fabric! It is printed with puppy dogs, puppy dog prints, fire trucks, badges and fire hydrants - soooo cute and perfect for a baby boy!
Preemie Sleeper & Knit Fabric
When I found this fabric, it brought back memories of how it ended up in my fabric stash. I was the lucky recipient of this fabric at a fabric exchange at one of my Pickwick Sewing Retreats that my sweet friend Sara has hosted for a couple of years. I have been saving this fabric to make something very special and I am so happy that it works out so perfectly for "Little Man". I have plenty of it left to make him a blanket and more sleepers and onesies as he grows!