Ooh, neat thread!
I've already made one top - the Baby Yoda top from Ravelry (a kimono-style top - I made it in pale green with darker green edging, and knit little leaves on the end of the i-cords used to tie it shut - I'm a newbie knitter so the seaming is pretty rubbish, but the whole thing still looks pretty cute from a distance!).
I'm now doing the Playdate Hoodie
, again in dark green, but I'm changing a few things. I'm putting two rows of plaited cables on the back, and one row on each side at the front (just learning to cable - so satisfying!). Then instead of the buttonholes, I'm going to knit two little short band... things... with a buttonhole on one side, and stitch them with a button to one side of the top, so when it's buttoned up it'll have two buttons next to each other on a little rectangle. Does that make sense? I'm using these awesome wooden buttons I got off Etsy, made by sawing little branches into discs. Oh, and I'll put a garter stitch border on the hood. I'm hoping it'll look cuter than the original, which I'm just using as a guide.
In terms of sewing I want to make a mei tai (with a pocket on it so it can double as a purse/spare nappy holder when we go out!), a ring sling, a nice mat to go on the floor (I made a super-duper activity mat for SIL's baby, a few years back, but I don't think I have the oomph to do it again for a child who's merely mine. Sad, right?!)...
Hmm, what else? If I can master the magic loop method, I want to do some baby hats. And I'd really love to knit a onesie, maybe with nice wide stripes of blue and beige, but I haven't been able to find a decent free pattern. I really want to avoid nasty Made in China sweatshop junk with this baby, so I might need to find a (sewn) onesie pattern and made a bulk batch of 'em. I guess hand-me-downs and gifts will get me to a certain point, though.
Oh, and I need to construct some kind of cover thing for our pram. Some genius designed it so the hood part doesn't extend far enough to actually shield a baby or toddler from the sun (let alone rain)... I need to put some kind of extension on it. I'd kinda like to get rid of the pram, as it's very long and a pain on buses, but the carseat fits into it, and we can't really afford a new one.
Also, confession? I've always been kind of anti- finding out the baby's sex before birth - DD was a surprise. But now I'm so into sewing, I'm seriously considering finding out this time just so I can know what to sew and knit! Is that bad?
I'm doing gender-neutral stuff for now, but I LIKE a lot of girl-specific clothes, and some that look pretty intentionally boyish. I don't want to spend months knitting beautiful cabled pink dresses - or sewing Edwardian-inspired sailor suits for a boy - that the baby won't wear in the end. I could save them and give them away, but wool's so expensive and I'm such a slow knitter (with so little free time!) that I'd rather just craft for MY baby. Anyone else in the same boat?