Tuesday, January 21, 2014
For Warmer Weather
Even though it might feel like it at times, it won't be cold forever. With that in mind I decided to make a few things for the baby to wear when the sun returns. I guessed that the size 3 months might be the right size for spring but now I'm experiencing some self-doubt. Here on the west coast warm weather sometimes doesn't set in until July! I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I started by making a lightweight kimono top from Heather Ross' book Weekend Sewing. I even decided to use some of my precious soft cotton Heather Ross fabric. The pattern is definitely less than precise so it's not exactly the product I had in mind. However, I made a few changes and I think it will be adorable on a little one (and comfortable!).
Next I started work on Sheepy Pants using my new Mosaic Moon worsted. The colorway is called Woodland in Spring but the bright, happy colors reminded me of summer so I decided to make these into shorties instead of pants. I really appreciate the ample diaper space in this pattern. I simply make the legs half the length called for in the pattern and added a roll-up ribbed hem. This pattern has so many ways of customizing that I think I'm going to have to make a pair of pants too.