So my sister had a little boy a few weeks ago. Born just past 32 weeks and weighed a little under 4 lbs. Baby and mom are both doing really well!
I had a hard time finding premie baby clothes, so I found a pair of 0-3 month pants and used them as a pattern to make these out of a couple old T-shirts. I made them a bit smaller and made the legs longer and enclosed the feet. (Which I realize you can't see in my picture) I have no idea how well they will fit him, but I think they will fit better than the 0-3 month pants.
I used the bottom hem of the shirt as the top, so all I had to do was rip out an inch or so to sew up my side seams so it wouldn't be sewn closed. Then thread your elastic through the pre-exhisting casing. Top stitch all around the bottom of the elastic to close it all up. Easy!
For the little decorations I just used some HeatNBond to iron them on, then top stitched about 1/8 of an inch around the edge.
That is the back of the football pair. He's a big Chicago Bears fan. :)
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