Sunday, 6 July 2008

Something girlie!



Since my good friend Emma's little girl Eleanor was turnig one, I took the opportunity to sew something girlie. I did have a lot of fun planning and sewing it, but was up well into the night on Friday to make sure it was ready for the party yesterday. It wouldn't have been so last minute if it weren't for first Austy getting gastro the week before last and then sharing with me last week. I was off to the fabric shop on Thursday as soon as I was on the mend and only started tracing patterns and cutting on Friday night, so it was a close call!

The top is about a 0-1 (the pattern was from Ottobre Autumn 07 which uses measurements rather than age related sizes) so that should fit nicely with a little bit of growing room. I made the pants size 1, a simplicity pattern that is a quick and easy favourite of mine, I have made it 7 times now and the simple and practical design makes it great for kids. Here is a pair I made for my nephew last year. The knee patches are perfect for crawlers and early walkers. Only problem is I think I messed up a little with the seam allowances as they are more generous that Ottobre patterns and I think I did them the same (it was after midnight when I cut them out!), so it's closer to a 2 and Emma told me yesterday that se's still in 00's!! So I will be making another pair soon to be worn with the top and this pair can wait till she's bigger.

I forgot to blog this little hat I made Austy for childcare - a very easy design that looks cute too. Also very cheap (just a scrap bit of fleece I had) so it doesn't matter what happens to it at childcare. And all childcare things need names. Instead of messing around with name labels I decided to tackle the embroidery machine. Glad I did!



And a sneak peak at something quilty that I just know someone will be eyeing off:



Finally, a knitting WIP for bubs. Big tip - don't tackle lace with a 2yr old around... or a HUSBAND for that matter!!! It took me four tries at setting the pattern since someone kept asking for things...



Oh and an action shot of the apron from Novy - we made jam drops today after watching a kids play in the city.

6 comments:

Helen said...

Oh Wow Joy! A sneek peek for meeeeeeeeee! I spy some green in amungst that red, balck and white! I am curious! Love Miss E's cup cake too! Too cute!

Cascade Lily said...

Well done Joy on getting all that done on time! Love the pink pants - girly AND practical!!

Emma said...

Thankyou so much for Eleanor's beautiful outfit! Just as soon as I can, you'll see photos of her wearing it! We appreciate your late night sewing it. Love Austy's hat, too! I might have to borrow the pattern to whip one up for James - I have oodles of fleece around. I'm interested to get Helen's RR now, too - it's amazing seeing what everyone does!

AJ said...

Cool Joy you have been busy!! Cute cupcake!

Little Munchkins said...

Love that outfit for Eleanor. Very girly and cute too.

Thanks for sharing the pic of Austy wearing his apron :)

Alinta said...

That outfit it is beautiful!!! Austy looks so cute cooking in the kitchen with you, i hope my boys want to do that when they are a little older too!!