As I've mentioned, I've been busy lately pumping out some cute kid's clothes on my handy dandy sewing machine as part of my Project Sewing 101 series , but I've also been knitting up a storm too! Don't think I've forgotten the title of this blog!!! All kidding aside though, I mentioned before that I scouted out some really adorable kids patterns that I would be working on for holiday gifts.
The first one I'll show off is the by Pepperberry Knits. While I did have to frog a bit of it, that was only due to user error. The pattern was easy enough to work through and it think turned out pretty great! Sorry it's so rumpled- I guess my hand is no substitute for a real-live model! Below is the photo from the listing just so you can actually see some detail missing from my shot:
I made it for a certain two year old that I know, who's mommy hopefully isn't reading today! I'll take my chances though since it's just too cute to deny your viewing! I'm sure you've spotted something else in the background of that first shot. It's another Sewing 101 project from my "Reversible for Kids" chapter.
Sized 3T, this tiny little dose of adorableness was so much fun and quick to make! Of course you can see the elastic waist band, which I hadn't done before. I found it a bit challenging to work the elastic through, but got the job done. And since the chapter is about reversible clothes, you can see the front, or the "party" side and when you flip it inside out...
...you get the "business" side! Apparently children are messy (and some adults??) so having a reversible option is perfect for everyday wear.
My favorite feature of this little skirt is the scalloped edge of the ric rack trim. What a perfect little feminine addition to an otherwise simple skirt. I'm so excited to give this to my little buddy!
And for those of you who are into the count, this makes the 27th official completed project, with just 7 left to go! I really want to knock those last ones out, but I'm afraid it's tricky around holiday time, so unfortunately this project will just have to drag on a bit longer. Perhaps I can complete them within a year of when I started (that would be January 16th)?
Question- What have you been working on lately?