I don't want to pink-wash my baby girl, but I thought I could find a happy medium between the obnoxiously obvious boy and girl clothes. Plus, it is far simpler to stay home with a baby than to go out shopping for new things; I will shop online, but only if it's a comparable price, shipping included, to a bricks-and-mortar store. Plus, this was a little creative challenge for me, exactly how I like to play with my scraps.
So that's why I "girlified" four items of Ben's baby clothes for Phoebe. Here they are in order of my-least-favorite to totally-pleased.
A little striped romper with two pieces of vintage flowered feedsack appliqued over airplanes.
A blue-striped onesie with a flower that I appliqued over an ambulance.
A pale-green sailor suit romper. I added pink flowered ribbon to the sailor collar.
A blue romper with beautiful lace across the breast where there used to be a yellow lion. I absolutely love how this one turned out - it really captures my vision for little girls: plain and simple with a touch of pretty.
And since Phoebe has turned out to have blue eyes, all this blue and green makes her eyes look wonderful.