The other day I was thinking of basic baby stuff I will still need when he/she arrives. Most items I have, especially for a boy, but if this one's a girl I know there will need to be some shopping done. I thought about going out and buying some items like bibs, receiving blankets, etc. in gender neutrals but have you taken a look at gender neutral stuff recently. Pretty much you can only get items in yellow, gray, and occasionally green, and the prints are almost always ducks or elephants. While I don't have anything against those colors or even ducks or elephants, if I have a little girl I know I will want all the pink and purple with flowers, polka dots, and frills.
So my solution was to raid my fabric stash and make enough of these items with some of my own gender neutral prints to get us by in the first few weeks. I found 3 prints I liked and cut 2 bibs each using neutral flannel fabric for the backing. I found the pattern I used here. I liked that these fastened on the side instead of in the back. Grant had a very chubby neck and Velcro bibs often left imprints in his skin. These are not super thick but with as much slobbering as babies do they will get changed frequently anyway. I didn't like thick ones on Grant until he started eating baby food, so I think these will work great in the early months.
I figured if the baby's a girl I will add some fabric flowers and ruffles to make them ultra girly. If a boy is coming my way then I'm all set.