Geranium from Made by Rae and the Puppet Show dress from Oliver + S. I used the geranium skirt, the puppet show sleeves, and a bodice that was mostly geranium. I made the 2T size, which it turned out was quite a bit too big. I thought it would be the right size since I made the a Geranium top for her in the 18-24 month size for the 4th of July, and that fit. The 2T size isn't that much bigger than the 18-24 month, but I think the way I combined the bodice patterns made the shoulders a little bit wider, and the sleeves made it extra obvious that it was too wide for her.
this post by Nicole at Five and Counting before sewing this - I think her way would be much easier.
My niece looks very cute in her dress, even if it is too big. When she gets taller I can add a band of the navy voile to the skirt hem to give it some extra length so she can wear it longer (especially given that it is so wide on her)!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
I don't have a super clear picture of the hat in action, but this one shows the hat okay and the beautiful lake where we camped our last night backpacking. It was a wonderful trip!
Pattern: Lil' Midi Bean pilot cap
Yarn: grey fingering-weight yarn left over from this sweater, held double, and my Wensleydale handspun, not doubled
Needles: Size US5 bamboo DPNs
Started/Completed: August 2015
Modifications: I'm pretty sure my gauge was different from what the pattern suggested. Also I added the stripes and used symmetric increases and a centered double decrease.
Friday, September 4, 2015
last bandanna almost all the time since the 4th of July. It's been such a success that I decided to make a few more. The middle one here is for Huck, and the other two are for Huck to bring as a thank-you gift for the dogs he stayed with when Robert and I went on our backpacking trip. All three are made with the same fabrics: super hero sound effects on one side and manly purple mustaches on the other.
The three dogs were very cute all wearing their bandannas. Next time I'll have to remember to make the channel in the littlest one wider - Rusty's collar wouldn't fit through his, so it was safety pinned to his collar.