Hi, I’m Ajaire from Call Ajaire and I’m happy to share in this virtual baby shower!
Yesterday, I released my first official pattern for sale – the Paneled Sunsuit – and with that fresh on my mind, I thought it’d be fun to offer one of the views of the pattern to you in the newborn size as a free download. The Paneled Sunsuit tank has two options: elastic waist or straight hemmed waist and those stretchy ruffled straps look adorable on the tiniest of babies.
My girl just turned four in May so it seems like forever since I’ve had a newborn around, but I do remember all the excitement that surrounds sewing little outfits before their arrival. This tank can be made in woven fabric like the bodice bottom above, or knit fabric like the sprinkles fabric I used for the top bodice, or a combination of both. Knit fabric is so soft and lovely for a newborn, but an airy woven like batiste or double gauze would be wonderful for the hot summer months. The tank is fully lined (and can be made reversible), so there are no seams to irritate your newborn’s delicate skin.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern excerpt and would love to see what you make with it. Feel free to use #paneledsunsuit and/or #callajaire around social media and I’m sure I’ll catch it. Congrats on the newest member of your family Jess! Thanks for having me!