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From: diannab
Date: 03-01-2007, 11:58 AM (1 of 5)
I have a friend that has a baby that is size 3-6 months. they live a couple of states away :) Sooooo I would like to make the baby boy something he can use that is fun! :D Any thoughts? I wanna make a onesie but I prefer doing my own patterns... I am learning and it is best just to do all of my own so I can get the learning curve outta the way! :D lol So any tutes on onesies out there? Or what size pants a 3-6 month baby would wear? Thanks! Dianna
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 03-01-2007, 02:42 PM (2 of 5)
If you use a pattern from one of the major companies I would say newborn. Most of those go by weight so if you can find out that info it would help.
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From: paroper
Date: 03-01-2007, 03:49 PM (3 of 5)
This is a marvelous site with a lot of ideas for misc. projects. You might find just the ticket here...also there are a number of sites online that give directions for really nice baby slings. I know my children really loved those!

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From: st13031
Date: 03-01-2007, 04:53 PM (4 of 5)
How nice you to make something for him! I agree with the suggestion for a sling, that would be a wonderful gift! Other things I have seen patterns for are shopping cart covers, car organizers and totes. Also, you could always make something bigger for him, they outgrow stuff in a matter of just weeks or maybe months at that age! My boy has gotten the most use out of about 9 mo or 12 mo and up clothes so far.
User: st13031
Member since: 02-27-2007
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 03-01-2007, 05:05 PM (5 of 5)
Dianna, at this young age, babies go for such frequent well-visits and get weighted and measured at each visit. I find that most parents just love this part and are always eager to share their babies' length and weight :) So if you said, for ex, "He must be getting so big now!" Then they'd probably say, "Oh yeah! At the doctor's last week they weighed him and he was ___lbs already!" You'll have the info you need, and they'll be none the wiser. Even if you're making your own patterns, you will glean some useful info from the size chart on the back of a commercial pattern package. That'll help you match his actual size with a clothing size.
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