I mostly work with yarn. It gives me small, portable projects that I can quickly tuck away when Mommy duty calls. Plus, if you make a mistake all you need to do is unravel. Working with fabric is a whole other story. Once it’s cut, it’s cut and unpicking seams isn’t always pretty.
I’ve had this pattern pinned on Pinterest for years and never got around to making it for either of my daughters. The free pattern only comes in a size 0/3 months, so the window of opportunity is rather small.
Enter pregnancy number three. Another girl, another chance at sewing the sweet little peasant dress. I printed the pattern and dug out some fabric I’ve had stashed for at least 5 or 6 years. It was a failed attempt at a wrap skirt for myself and I honestly didn’t care for the bright green on me, anyway. Why in the world did I buy it??? I knew I would never use this quilting cotton for anything else, and figured it would be a good way to test out my mediocre sewing skills before spending money on more desirable fabric.
Guys. The dress. It’s beyond what I had hoped to achieve. And it turns out that I LOVE the print when used for a baby dress.
I was pretty set on only using stashed crafting supplies for this since I didn’t know what kind of an outcome I was going to get. That meant that the elastic on the arms is 3/8″ instead of 1/4″, but there’s not that much of a difference between the two, so I didn’t have any issues. The rick rack I used on the hem is probably as old (or older) than me. I was given a bag of the stuff from my Mommom when she cleaned out her sewing cabinet years ago. It pays to hoard crafting supplies. This dress ended up costing me a big, fat $0.
Now that I know I can (very) successfully sew this pattern, I’m going to be buying the full version. It has 10 sizes (0/3mo- 6yrs), an optional scalloped hem, and the option to make it a shirt, tunic, or dress.
Filed under Crafts, Sewing
It’s been just about a month since I uploaded a blog post. Whoops. I’ve been crafting away on little projects and finishing up a baby sleep sack (FO post to come) while waiting for the Big Day. The Anatomy Scan. Guess what? It’s a GIRL! Again. :P That means come October, we’ll have three of those adorable, sugar and spice- filled munchkins in one house.
Once the big news was revealed on that little screen in the doctor’s office, I went yarn shopping. Of course. Webs was having a sale and I picked up 4 skeins of Rowan Pure Wool in a beautiful lilac color (Rowan calls it “Splash”).
“Camilla” Baby Blanket
The color isn’t entirely accurate in the photo. It’s not quite so in-your-face purple. I promise some better shots in the FO post that will hopefully be in the near future. Blankets aren’t exactly a quick knit. Even with worsted weight and size 10 needles.
My Ravelery Project Page is HERE
Another post already? Look at me! I’m blogging!
We spent the weekend at my parent’s house which meant lots of car knitting time as well as a bit of knitting time in their backyard while my Mom, aka Nana, enjoyed the kiddos and their silly antics.
It was so nice to have a helping hand with the girls and visiting with family and friends is awesome since my life up here is pretty lonely. Okay. Very lonely. I DO get to interact with two special little ladies all day, everyday, but the oldest is only 3, so our conversations sometimes lack substance. 😉
Where was I?
Oh, right. This is a post about a work-in-progress. Here it is:
I realize this phone pic is less than stellar and my WiP has been carelessly flopped out onto a beach chair, but it’s the best I have.
This is Sleeping Cedars knit in MadTosh’s “Silver Fox” colorway. The cozy sleepsack is going to keep Baby #3 warm and snug all winter long. It has a big size window (nb-6mo) and I’ve had small babies so far (fingers crossed that this trend continues), so I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t last from October to March/April.
In 15 days we find out the sex of our newest addition. After that, I’ll decide what color to knit the drawstring cord for the bottom.
Filed under Crafts, Knitting
Swiping this post from Meghan at Moby Knit because her little boy looks adorable in the hat and she took amazing photos of him! I’m so happy it’ll fit him all winter long. Stay warm, Ronan!
Before Ronan was born, Sara knit him an adorable hat. I snapped some shots of him wearing it today. It fits with a little room to grow, so it’ll be perfect for this fall/winter! The pattern is I Heart Cables for those of you who might be interested in making one yourself. Sara used Malabrigo […]