Ready to Wear


So July was a bit of a crazy month.  I spent much of it getting ready to go back to work full time as a librarian, after being home for over a year full time taking care of my children.  I had my share of tears about the decision… 

So I had a marathon week of sewing, crafting, and wrapping up some project while the kids started school and I was home BY MYSELF for about a week before work started….  So to start, I had to finish up some projects for one of my best friend’s new baby boy.  I had made the sweater months ago, not knowing the gender.  I have always wanted to make this pattern.  The only issue is that it turned out on the small side, so probably a 0-3 rather than a 0-6 month fit. 



Rowan All Seasons Cotton Melange from WEBS

Ribbed Baby Jacket, Special Knits: 22 Gorgeous Handknits for Babies and Toddlers, by Debbie Bliss

Next, I made the little boy some ‘Melman’ pants using my own pattern (my son has some pants in this Michael Miller giraffe prints, and calls them Melman pants after the giraffe from Madagascar…) and a matching initial onesie.



Next I made two pairs of shorts for Coco, and it is a good thing because she has a skinny waist and these actually fit her there but have lots of room.

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Oliver + S puppet show shorts, 18-24 month size

Dolce Lilly by Tanya Whelan fabric and some leftover (vintage-ish) light red stretchy cotton



And I whipped up another ring sling for a friend who is due with a girl in September!  She picked the brown fabric (Circles from TweetTweet by Moda), and I just love how it turned out.  I used the striped fabric (Bamboo from Timber by Jessica Levitt/Windham fabrics) to make her 2.5 year old son his own sling, and then a matching Kingpod bonnet from Amy Karol.  I have a goal to make every little girl I know in Flagstaff one of these as a present.  They make wonderful birthday gifts I think.  I am obsessed!

1 comment:

  1. Lucky you having some precious time to yourself to sew! Everything is gorgeous, I love it all. Hope the return to work is okay.