Saturday, March 25, 2017

Little dresses

While the Bubble Dress pattern was sitting out on my cutting table I decided to make another. This time, the dress is size 3. It's such a quick sew.

I recently inherited fabric from a neighbours mother. She bought the fabric to make her girls dresses but like all good intentions, never got around to it. Now her daughter has a little girl, so I used some of that fabric and made her granddaughter a dress. Size 3. I used the Building Block Dress book (Oliver + S) for the pattern.
(The skirt got creased while I was carrying it and needs another shot from the iron ... ooops)

On the back, I added a big bow. The skirt wasn't as full nor as long as I would have liked.

And because I had lots of leftover yarn, knit another In Threes cardigan.  

Tidy up time again in my sewing space...............

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bubble Dress

I first made a Bubble Dress way back in January 2010. It's such a sweet pattern and while bubble hems aren't the usual these days, it still looks so cute on wee ones.

Looking through my stash, I happened to find a remnant of the fabric I initially made for that first bubble dress and made it again in the same size for a neighbours granddaughter. She is turning 1 this week.

Since I have learned to knit I made a little cardigan to go with the dress. I managed to use up all of this yarn and if you can spot that tiny bit on the right side of the photo, well, that's all that was left over. Talk about a nail biter casting off!

The cardigan pattern is called In Threes and it's my default pattern ... as in I can knit fairly well.

So here's the ensemble. Dress and cardigan.

Both are size 12-18mos. I recall that this same Bubble Dress fit Caitlin when she was 13 months and she was average for her age so I'm presuming - hoping - it'll fit my neighbours granddaughter just fine.