Where can you find a v-neck for a baby? You can’t, so you have to make it.
I had to sew the neckline twice, because the first time I tried to do it with a zig-zag stitch on the old sewing machine, and it didn’t have enough stretch to get over Bean’s melon. This is the top half of the outfit with the plaid pants that also didn’t fit on the first try. Good thing babies don’t have body issues yet, because my boy would’ve been feeling like a fatso with an oversized head when in reality it’s just Mommy’s sewing skills (or lack thereof) at fault.
So I put on my big girl panties and went to the serger – it still scares me on curved/small/detailed sewing because it cuts your seam allowance while you sew, so if you goof it’s either really hard or impossible to fix. Luckily, I made it work, whew! Now to redo the plaid pants, and make Bean model the whole outfit.
Below is a picture of how I modified the regular crew neck pattern for a v-neck. I just fold under the little flap on the left from the crew neck that sticks out beyond the v-neck line. And should I decide I want a crew neck – same pattern, I just use a tracing wheel to trace the crew neck line instead.
And finally, look what I found on my table as I was cleaning up: