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I was sifting through my photos and I found lots of unblogged projects, so I decided to do some catch-up posts. This cute, little jumper is from McCall’s 5918
I modified it slightly, making view F without the bow and adding buttons. Also, I didn’t sandwich the ends of the straps in between the yoke front and the casing, I just sewed them down on the inside so that I can more easily lengthen them when it becomes necessary. My little girl is a tall one.
This is the first time I’ve sewed something for Edda that she realized that there is a connection between me sitting at the sewing machine and working on stuff and her getting new dresses. She got really excited near the end of this project and kept begging me to let her “Wear dress!” She loves the birds and flowers of this print. I must say… I love them, too.
Oh, and there’s still no baby, by the way.
I had the great idea to use my waterproof heating pad to accelerate the drying of some felted slippers I made made for Edda.
But there is one member of our family that cannot leave a warm heating pad alone.
And this is his disappointed “you mean I’m not allowed to sleep on it?” face.
The slippers are from the pattern “Crocheted Felt Slippers for Children #CH-32” from Fiber trends. I’m in the process of sewing some handmade leather soles on them so she can wear them. Photos of that to come (I hope.) The pink yarn that is threaded through the holes in the top of the slipper is temporary; it was only there to keep the holes from closing up during felting. It has since been replaced by cute, crocheted ties in matching wool yarn.
Unrelated note: today is my due date! But no baby has arrived yet… I feel like it will be soon, but then what does that mean?
I have still been doing some knitting and sewing these days, but I just haven’t felt like posting about it… I’m going to try to round up some of the more interesting things that I have going on in the next few days.
It may be that I’m just distracted by being extremely pregnant. Eight days till my due date….
Click to download! Also available on my “Free Patterns” page.
Edda has been desperately needing some new sleepwear. It’s getting down into the 40′s at night now and her shorts and t-shirt that she slept in all summer are too chilly. This is the second flannel nightgown I’ve made her and she’ll be getting some polar fleece pajamas later this month. The neckband is a little weird and loose, but it’s not too bad. I’m still learning this sewing stuff.
(Pattern: Mccall’s M5965)