1) The first onesie I purchased was this one. I found it in the clearance section at Target. We weren't expecting a child nor were we trying to expect a child, but this onesie screamed "Jarrod's baby!" I think it was $1 or something silly. I bought it thinking that if we didn't have a Christmas baby, it would be a great gift or a good photo opportunity for any little baby. It ended up in a little gift box where I kept random baby keepsakes. Now that we're expecting a baby near Christmas, I hope that our baby will wear this onesie, even if it's after the official 12 days of Christmas.
2) The second onesie we bought was this precious Louisiana onesie and where the nickname for the baby comes from: Beignet! This onesie was actually one that Jarrod bought for the baby and I love that. It's short sleeved and is 3-6 month. My hope is that baby will get to wear it at some point - either for the first few weeks or at several months.
3-5) I purchased a 3-pack of longsleeved newborn white onesies at Target with the intention of making one a "boy" onesie, one a "girl" onesie, and one would just be a plain white onesie - can't have enough of those, right? The first one I made was modeled after this pin on Pinterest:
Honestly, I thought it looked super simple and easy. I can cut and I can sew, so surely I can make this! I found a pattern and tutorial online that made it simple. My sewing machine wasn't made to literally fit inside a newborn onesie. If I were making a larger one or a t-shirt, I think it would have been great, but I ruined one onesie by sewing straight through both sides together - essentially sewing the onesie completely closed. The second attempt came out better, but definitely not perfect. Regardless, I have a precious little onesie that may or may not fit our baby, if we have a boy. I already had the fabric and the onesies weren't expensive, so I figure it's not a real loss even if no one ever wears it. (It's not really professional-looking enough to attempt to give it as a gift if we have a girl.)
Stinkin' adorable! At first I was thinking that I would need to make little fabric circles and iron them on the onesie. Not possible. I did some googling and discovered somewhere (I cannot remember where!) that it was suggested to use a pencil eraser as a stamp with black paint. Done and done! Now that I know that, looking at this onesie again, that looks like it's exactly what they did! I made a few flowers in preparation following this tutorial. I used leftover fabric from the birds in the nursery. I decided to switch between two different pink patterns to add some depth. The smaller flower went on the shirt and the larger flower will go on a little white hat. I'm thinking just a simple t-shirt hat that every baby needs - at least any baby born in December or January!
6) The final onesie that I've purchased is one that I hope our little one will wear home from the hospital. I first saw it when Jarrod and I were window shopping. I fell in love with the onesie and I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's gender neutral and a really cute concept. I thought it would make a precious little coming home outfit with a duckie hat, sweater, and pants. Boy or girl, ducks are always cute!
I am sure that we'll receive more little outfits in a variety of sizes (I've already had friends warn about newborn clothes that might not fit and even 0-3 month clothes that could be too small) when we have our shower. I'm not stressed about clothing because I know we'll just need a few things to get baby home and survive the first few days. By then we'll know if we need pink or blue!