Bristol my granddaughter is visiting from UK next month and its all hands to the pump to get a wardrobe together for her while she is here. As while the UK is in summer, we of course and in mid winter. She's 8 months old, 9 months by the time she arrives and of course she has no appropriate clothes to wear!
Shes only here for 4 weeks, so I have been sewing up a storm sending her Mum samples for size, so that I can sew the rest up to be ready for when she arrives. So this is a what I have been sewing post.
First up there is the jersey, made from Levana remnant nylon and merino mix. My own pattern. I imagine that this jersey/pullover is in fact to big. The rib stretch is such that I should have redrawn the pattern some 40% smaller.
I have been messing around with ideas for "grow' pants. Its easier to "grow" pants for girls, unisex is a bit harder. In this version I have added a stretchy band as babies and toddlers often have a muffin top or a gap between there pants and shirt, and I have ruched the excess length to shorten the leg, but also give baby/toddler more room around the knee, in what is a straight leg style. Pattern mine, fabrics fleece (Wentworths) and cotton / poly interlock (from stash).
Small dream factory made from remnant from Levana.
Another envelope tee winter weight, made from jersey. the last ones I made where a bit tight in the wrist area, so I widened in this version and others to come. Pattern from Small dream factory.
Finally kimono top and tights, both my own patterns and made from ~ you guessed in Levana remnants (I love those remnants). I got the tights the right length last time, but unfortunately did not keep a pattern, because I just cut them out by eye, (Jen style) so I expect problems with the length. These are made from made from a wool and nylon rib (sort of 80% wool, 20 nylon which means less stretch) where as the last ones, which I think she is still wearing were made from 80% nylon 20% wool.) ~ much stretchier.
I'm not sure how the tunic top will fit, given that I have not made one for ages. The applique is my own design just cut out of fleece and sewn on. There is a loose thread in the photo which is annoying me! Sorry, these things are always done in such a hurry.
Well these samples are off to the UK, lets hope a few are sized right!
Thank you for looking