I wanted to make her something special yet very practical. I decided to make her some baby bloomers. I found on the Internet a pattern several years ago. (I could not find the link but if you do a search you can find many different patterns) The bloomers are sizes 0 - 6 months and 6 -12 months. I decided to make mine in white since that would give her the most variety for outfits.
The bees are 0-6 months and the flowers are 6-12 months
I used the bee applique because that is our school mascot.
Here is a close up of the applique. The bee antennas are drawn on with a fine point sharpie.
The flowers will work well for spring and summer outfits.
I stitched the appliques on before I put the bloomers together. For any type of applique I use Wonder Under to attach the shape. Then I stitch around the shape with coordinating thread. Next time I would lower the position of them so they were more centered on the baby's bottom. But for a first time run they turned out really cute.
So the next time you need something fun and cute for a baby girl try making bloomers.