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Way, way back, before I even started blogging, when I barely knew what a craft blog was, I came across this newborn gown pattern from This Mama Makes Stuff. I made a whole bunch of them, and then the pattern sat for awhile. I recently revisited it because I had a baby shower to go to, and it was just as simple and fun to make as I rememberd.
I added a few extra details, like the contrasting binding and cuffs. I also thought it would be cute to add a little pocket.
And the best part about newborn gowns-the elastic at the bottom. It is so much nicer than fumbling with snaps during those middle-of-the-night diaper changes.
This is a great pattern to have on hand. It's fast, simple, gender neutral, and best of all, free!