Oh, baby clothes. They kill me. Never really wanted children of my own, but I do SO LOVE the exquisite tiny clothes. Always have. When I was a girl, I wanted to make doll clothes. As an adult, baby clothes totally feed that same drive to indulge in the details.
One of my professors just gave birth to a baby girl, Elitsa. She's only been at our department for a year and a half, but she is so generous with her time, so down to earth, and so supportive of us doctoral students. I contributed to the collective fund for the Ph.D. baby gift, but I wanted to do something more personal. So I made this adorable romper, out of a linen and rayon blend. It buttons up the back and the criss-crossed straps are adjustable - there are buttons on the inside of the back placket and each strap has two buttonholes.
I really really really love how this turned out. I think, sometimes, that I might be happy making gorgeous, one-of-a-kind kids' clothes forever. No. Joke.