Even though I am prepping to move very soon, I decided I had to DIY a baby shower gift for a friend. For me it feels very thoughtful and personal to take the time to make a unique gift and hopefully the recipient thinks so too! That and it might have something to do with the fact that I have plenty of raw materials to accomplish a gift and feel compelled to make use of them because they are such nice fabrics. 

I squeezed out the Simplicity 8304 pattern in view B from a previously used cotton/linen blend here which brings me so much satisfaction because I have a hard time throwing away any amount of fabric, and I hang onto a lot of what some would consider “trash” (scraps). I need the justification of projects like this because I am moving tubs of fabric with a large portion being these sorts of off cuts, juuuust big enough for small projects but not enough for clothes for an adult. I made the size small which is supposedly size 6 months…not that it means much since size in clothing brands and in babies varies greatly. I used a double brushed polyester for the heart appliques and leggings (view A) with a knit scrap for a coordinating headband (view G).

The outfit came out even more cute than I thought it would, and if my personality was the kind that still wore hearts on clothing, I think I would need one in my size!