I have no idea why I waited so long to make this, I seem to be the last person who has. It was so easy and quick, I see many more in the not so distant future. I actually picked up a cherry print from Mood on Saturday during Lladybird's meet up. This was the perfect for the sewist who approaches knits with trepidation.
No not my baby! While I didn't get as much done as I had hoped before my friend's baby's birth, I'm proud of how these came out.
I don't often work with knit fabrics but I'm pleased with these. I did things a little differently from the pattern. Most notably, I used foe instead of bias binding.
I took the Wee Ones class on Craftsy and stuck it out. I think it'd be easy for an intermediate knitter but as a beginner it was challenging. I'm glad I stuck it out and finished the bunny, even if he's a little deformed.
Needless to say, the parents are non-traditional, hence the Motorhead diaper bag. Figuring out the adjustable straps ended up being the most challenging part.
This entailed a lot of frogging and redoing but I'm happy with the end result, even if it's not perfect. It's my first sweater!
I bought more fabric than I had planned. I went out specifically to buy this hammered silk wool for a pencil skirt. I had first spied this fabric about a year and a half ago. In a rare instance of frugality, I did not purchase it at the time which is not like me. More likely I already had a pile of fabric ready to be purchased. I waited and waited and the price went up! So I bought this fabric but then I also found a gorgeous wool with lace fused to it. It's the same fabric that Gertie is using for her Butterick sew along but in a much more "me" color.
This is my unplanned fabric:
This is what I went in to buy: I think it's apparent that my favorite color is purple!
I recently acquired this book from Ebay France. Called Eclair Coupe Paris, it is similar to Lutterloh in that many sizes are included in the book that you must resize using the special ruler. The book did not come with these rulers but I can get reproduction ones so I'm not too concerned. The auction included just one photo of the inside and the seller wasn't sure about the date but I guessed it to be from some time in the 30s and I believe I'm right. I'm so thrilled to have this and I'm thinking about making a coat from the book. I guess my pictures will go up in separate posts. For some reason I can't get the links to work.
I edited this post and added this from my desktop. I don't know why the link isn't working. Maybe I should go back to using Photobucket.