Can you believe we are just one week away from Christmas day? It seems that no matter how much I try to plan for the holidays, there are just a few things that always come down to the wire. If you’re in the same boat and looking for a quick baby gift to make, this knit baby daygown is the perfect solution. Designed by our wonderful Director of Education Kathy McMakin, the daygown is featured on her video workshop, Knit Baby Daygown & Bonnets. It’s the perfect gift, and soft cuddly knit sews together easily and in a flash on your serger.
Below, follow Kathy’s tutorial for dressing up the knit daygown front with pretty decorative bows, and check out the full video workshop for the complete guide to making fabulous knit baby daygowns and companion bonnets.
Three small bows evenly spaced along the front neck binding seam:
• 1/2 yard of 5/8-inch ribbon
• 1/4 yard of 1/4-inch ribbon
1. Cut the 5/8-inch ribbon into three 5-inch pieces. Overlap the ends of each by 1/4 inch or more for smaller bows.
2. Using a hand sewing needle and knotted thread, stitch the center of the “bow” through the three ribbon layers using a running stitch (fig. a).
3. Pull thread to gather (fig. b).
4. Wrap the thread or a small piece of 1/4-inch ribbon around the bow center and tie-off the thread (fig. c). A small button can also be added to the center of each bow.
Single bow or three small vertical bows:
• 1 yard of 1/4-inch ribbon
Single bow – Tie a small bow and tack at the neck seam line by hand. Trim bow tails to 11 inches for baby safety.
Three small vertical bows – Cut ribbon into three equal pieces. Tie each piece into bows and tack along center front of gown.