It all started with a trip to the book store! There I found the cutest book on “making baby’s clothes” by Rob Merrett. What caused the whole hatching of the tadpole was babysitting Miss Hayley for 2 days.
I photo copied, cut out and sewed the “flower child” dress on page 11 and the “hello petal” panties on page 19, size 0 – 3 months . The instructions and patterns in the book are very easy to follow. Found a nice piece of Kaffe Fassett for Rowan – Westminster Fibers # GP109 Plink for the dress and panties and Kaffe Fassett for Rowan Fabric, # GP70 Spot for the little bib on the dress, all these were fabrics in my stash.
Hauled out my old over locker from a dark and distant cupboard! The over locker and I haven’t had a good relationship over the past few years! Those of you that have one and feel the same as I do, will understand! The tension! It’s a bugger! Well believe it or not it worked like a charm! First time! I was as surprised as you are! After an afternoon of zooming between sewing machine and over locker! I’m proud to show you Miss Hayley’s first designer outfit!
The little baby sweater I knitted a while ago from a pattern I found on knitty.com under Helena baby sweater – Summer 2008. Using – Elle – Cuddly, double knit, shades 004 soft pink and 032 lilac. I just didn’t follow the “skirt” lace pattern. Not good at reading patterns! I think it’s more the technique! The hem at the bottom, the sleeves, the front edge collar and the heart was knitted in the lilac, the body was done in the pink!
Happy sewing and knitting!
Till next week!