If you skim through this post just to see the pictures, you'll probably guess that I've found that I am expecting a boy! The truth is, I still haven't found out the gender. At my 21st week checkup, the doctor was still unable to tell. He mentioned it looks like a girl though. So we now stick with "she/her" when we talk about Mikan (temporary nickname for our baby.), but there is still a chance Mikan is actually a boy. I am DYING to know, but I respect the nature of not knowing if that's what the future holds for us.
I have been so into making this set lately. (The pattern is in this Japanese book - love this book!) I have two real life friends who are preggers now, one in my hometown and one in Tokyo. They are both expecting a boy. This set above was made for a friend in my hometown I've known since high school. The baby is due early June. It was absolutely fun to make it for her. You will need only a half yard of two prints (plus some scraps to make binding tapes.) Very quick and fun! The adorable fabric is of course Summersville by Lu Summers!
This set was for a friend in Tokyo who is due in just one month! I've met her in Seattle and have known her for several years. Her marriage brought her to Japan. It is real exciting that her baby will be learning both English and Japanese at the same time as my baby. I hope she will like it! The fabric is Put a Lid on It by Michael Miller.
This is a stamp I hand-carved to make the tag on the bibs. I have so many friends who have boys it's nice to have a stamp or two that I can quickly make a cute tag with.
This is for my baby. It was pretty unisex until I added the red plaid binding. If I find that Mikan is a girl, I will make a girl version stamp or some girly motif stamp to make a tag for the shirt. I was fully aware that by the time the baby is old enough to wear this set, it will be winter. By summer of next year, she/he will be probably too big for it. I am just too in love with this lobster fabric I just couldn't resist!
And this is my latest project, trousers for my friend's boy. He will start walking soon, so it will be really exciting to see him wearing them while walking. I can't wait to see!
The pattern is in Anna Maria Hornor's book. This book is fabulous in every way. There are so many projects I want to make in it, and the instructions are so well written with lots of diagrams to help you understand each process. These trousers came together so quick 90% of the time was spent on tracing patterns and cutting fabric.
Thanks for letting me share! Hope you have a lovely weekend :)