There have been a small amount of babies arriving or about to arrive, in my friend and family group recently, so I decided to sew up some baby gowns as gifts. These are ideal for those newborn nights when you're changing diapers in the dark and need quick access without a lot of fuss. I used Rachel's Newborn Gown pattern , which is free. I did try something new and tried a knotted version rather than an elastic casing at the hem for a couple. I really think both turned out quite cute. A couple went in the mail for friends and a couple went directly to the recipients. One with the cutest little hair clips for the new little lassie. One of those new babes is my very own niece, Nova. Nothing quite like snuggling a newborn.