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« on: June 19, 2015, 11:52:57 AM »

I have a copy of Liz's Infant Linens pattern, up to 3 babies of unknown size who may be attending events this summer/autumn, and a loaner wardrobe which appears to have 1 shirt and 1 cap in it (and some 20th century long dresses that don't quite look right).  What should I make?  Gowns will be next, so suggestions there are also appreciated.

Working on the assumption that each family will have it's own diapering arrangement, I'm de-prioritizing diapers/soakers.  Am tempted to start with 2 shirts in each size, 2 caps in each size, and 1 combination petticoat-stays in each size.  Should I also make up drawers?  Do flannels/underbodies instead of stays? Do the stays separate so that drawers/pettis can button to them?  I've never dressed infants before, and there seems to be a lot of different ways of doing it.

(If it helps, the background is Pacific NW, weather is usually moderate, and events are usually 1-2 days at a time, with the ability to launder clothing each day.  Impressions are middle and working classes, with a strong Native American influence.  Clothing is usually borrowed by the season/until the kid outgrows it, so items which can be re-sized are just as useful as ones which fit multiple sizes.) 
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 02:56:19 AM »

For an infant wearing long gowns-It looks like you have it covered with shirts, stays petti combo , and caps. The petticoat/ stays can be either wool or cotton.

The drawers and button on combos are for when dresses become short so no worries there.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 07:18:22 AM »

Yes.  Make drawers for those kiddos who's parents keep them in modern diapers for the event.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 09:04:25 AM »

Thanks ladies.  I'll proceed as planned for the moment, and wait on the drawers/pettis.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 08:02:14 PM »

Late to the party, but I agree with that timing plan on the loaner stuff. Cheesy Welcome to the addiction. Sewing for bitties is fun!
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