My sister’s baby Greta was born on Wednesday. We’ve been very excited about the sewing possibilities (obviously other things are more important – but you know what I mean).
My first make for her is this little pinafore dress, which I made from some beautiful blue/grey needlecord which was part of my prize from Elizabeth at The Cataloguer during Sew Grateful Week.
The pattern is Simplicity 9784, which I felt was practical, but a bit boring, until I realised it has a full circle skirt! Great for twirling – though she may need help with twirling. I lined the top with pink polka dot cotton, and made some matching binding for the hem, which you can just see.
It’s a lovely pattern to make. The skirt is a rectangle, which means you only need to trace the top pieces of the dress. A bonus, as I hate tracing patterns.
There are other options with sleeves, and a little hat and bloomers, so it really is a great value pattern. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more versions from me!
I made a little cardigan to go with it using Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK 2255, knitted in Sublime Baby Kapok DK, which is gorgeous. I can’t recommend this yarn highly enough, it has a beautiful drape and great stitch definition. Only £2.49 a ball here.
It was really cold last week, so I made a little hat to match. The sun has shone ever since she was born!