Baby's First Momma-Made Outfit


I made my first outfit for baby girl from a gorgeous Art Gallery Fabric, generously gifted to me from Minerva, and I couldn't be happier with it! Aren't those ladybugs the sweetest thing you've ever seen?!

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This fabric was gifted to me in return for a blog post and this post contains affiliate links. I truly love how her outfit turned out and can't wait to see her in it! Thank you for your support.


Golfing Polo

During my pregnancy, while my body is constantly changing, I've found it most rewarding to sew for my husband and eagerly anticipated baby. It's especially fun to sew for Paul because I can easily fit items on him throughout the process making the final garment one we're both really happy with.

This spring I made a Pacific Pullover for myself out of pique from Minerva and had a fair amount of fabric leftover. I liked the idea of Paul and I being able to wear coordinating outfits on the golf course, one of our favorite hobbies to do together, so I purchased the digital Jalie 3137 Polo Shirt for Boys and Men and got to work! I wanted to make the polo right away so I printed the pattern on printer paper at home and taped it together, my least favorite but admittedly the quickest way to get a pattern.

I took Paul's measurements and, given how stiff the printer paper was, cut a straight size "X" because it fit his largest measurements. Once cut out I pinned the main garment pieces together and fit the polo to Paul. It was a bit too big on him through the chest and waist so I removed 3/4" out of both side seams at the chest and waist, close to size "U", then graded back to size "X" at the hips. The shoulder seams fell a bit too far down his shoulders so I removed 1/4" at the top of the armscye, at size "W", and graded out to a size "X" before the bottom of the armscye. The last major adjustment Paul requested was to make the sleeves more fitted. I removed 1 1/8" at the top of the sleeve seam and graded to 1" at the bottom of the sleeve seam. Getting the look he wanted while leaving enough ease to play golf in the top was a balancing act since the pique has such little stretch.

This pattern offers a lot of sporty options including a yoke, chest pockets with or without flaps and shoulder tabs. Paul wanted a sleek look and decided to leave the pockets off. The instructions made inserting the button placket a piece of cake and thankfully my button holes turned out perfectly the first time! I only deviated from the sewing instructions to hand sew the collar stand down, which is a personal preference.

I really liked this pattern and would happily buy it again. The ingenious design allows you to use the same body piece for both the front and back, changing only the top portion between the front and back/yoke pieces. The pictures were very helpful, but all at the bottom of the instructions and I found the scrolling a bit irritating.

Paul loves the finished product and would be happy if I made a few more versions for him in a stretch athletic knit.

Pattern: Jalie 3137 Polo Shirt for Boys and Men
Size: X
Time estimate: 8-10 hours

Cost to Make:
pattern - $9.00
fabric, thread, and button - from stash
TOTAL: $9.00
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