The Newborn Baby Layette by Judith Marquis

The Newborn Baby Layette

By Judith Marquis

Sizes 3lbs, 5lbs, 8lbs,  and 11lbs


Let this pattern become your go-to pattern for newborn baby layettes.  Included in pattern a traditional baby nightie, burp cloth, bunny gift washcloth, receiving blanket, hooded towel, change pad and toque!

The traditional nightie can be smocked or not and has three sleeve lengths.  It can be made in batiste, flannel or soft fine cotton knit.  New moms with little time for pressing will love you for an easy care garment made of knit fabric! But don't let the term nightie fool you~~this gown could be a little dress, a day gown, or Christening gown.  Just change the length and fabric.  It can be embellished with laces and Swiss embroideries or a monogram embroidery or enhanced in any fashion you wish.  Three smocking designs are included.

The burp cloth, receiving blanket, change pad and hooded towel are so easy and can be finished with binding or any method you choose.

The toque/beanie is similar to those worn by newborns in many hospitals today and can be made of a rib knit fabric or plain knit.  The cuff can be embellished with cross-stitch or smocked motif to coordinate with the gown.

  And who could resist the little bunny wash cloth?  You will want to make several of these once you see how easy and cute they are. 

A few yards of material can yield a beautiful, coordinated baby layette!  Pack it all along with newborn diapers and baby wipes into a wicker basket or decorated box and you have a wonder baby show gift!!