Before, during and after all that baking, I sewed a little baby jacket...
So tiny! Mr G can't believe that a human being will get into something so small.
The pattern I used was the Cute as a Button Baby Jacket from Jackie Clark Designs and the fabric (you'll laugh) is from Ikea. The blue outer layer (you might remember it from a Spring Top too) is from their kids textiles range (but I'm not sure they still do this print) and the inner fleece is the leftover bit I had of the white Polarvide throw that I used to back my Lila Tueller quilt.
I had to make the hood slightly smaller than the pattern says because I was a teensy bit short on fleece but by the looks of it, all that means is that it won't turn back as shown in the pattern photo.
The jacket was really quick to put together although I would have liked larger seam allowances (the pattern calls for ¼" allowances) and a bit more explanation of construction in some places. I made the infant size; the next size up is 18-24 months but I think Baby Stash will outgrow this before he gets that old, if only because the cuffs seem to be a bit on the small side (although I might have had more leeway if I hadn't used fleece).
I'm not 100% happy with the buttons.
They came from here and admittedly are very pretty (and also rather ridiculously expensive) but they're shell so they may have to come off when the jacket gets washed which could turn out to be a bit of a palaver. Ideally I would have liked to use some of my button stash from Big Fish but the problem with buying a mixed lot of buttons is that you get one or two of each type, and never three. Anyway, the buttons may change but at least I now hove something to get the baby home in.
It's not clear from the pattern but I think the buttons should have been sewn on so that the front edges of the jacket butt against each other. I sewed mine on with about a half inch overlap but I'll probably move them out as the weather gets warmer/sprog gets bigger.
I plan to make another one lined this time with cotton flannel for when it gets a bit warmer but I think I'll see how the first one fits before I do any more cloth cutting.