Despite a bebe-challenging day on Tuesday, I was able to sneak in a couple of seams and finish an Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt that I started in November.
I picked up this fabric at Textile Fabrics during our Thanksgiving trip to Nashville (I just love that store). I even got the pieces cut and the edges serge-finished while in Tennessee. Seems like ages ago. It was just sitting in the WIP pile, waiting for me to finish up.
Anyway, there is a coordinating cropped jacket that goes with it, hence the missing modeled shot. Those pattern pieces are cut. I hope to find some time the remainder of the week to get it put together.
Alterations: I knit the body a bit shorter, using eight rows between button holes instead of ten. I was running short on yarn and I thought, with my gauge, that the sweater would end up too long. I literally had 10 inches of yarn left when I was all done. But I did use up all the remaining bits from Petersburg. Doesn't get any better than that!
Impressions: This baby sweater is super cute and a very fast knit. I think the button details are precious! The designer has included many sizes, to fit up to an 8 year old. I think Jake will get a few of these throughout his childhood! It seems versatile enough, I wonder what it would look like upsized for an adult, minus the buttons on the shoulder? Like I have the time to figure out that kind of math :)
It really is a joy to sew for babies! I've had the opportunity to attend two showers over the last couple of weeks (one has been born!), so I have been busy at the sewing machine with every little chance I had...
Here are some embroidered and appliqued reversible bibs:
And a couple quilted semi-rag'd flannel blankets
I had a blast making these... now I just have to make some for my own son ;)
There was a certain skirt that I just fell in love with. The designer of the skirt no longer had any for sale. There were directions for the pattern posted by someone else, but then they were removed.
Yes, I'm being vague. On purpose.
But, what is a girl to do?!
After a few emails, text messages, and chat conversations...
You attempt to create your own pattern!
Not too bad for the first muslin go around.
There are a few changes I need to make -
Make the wrap meet more towards the left side, not in the middle. This means re-drafting the front pattern pieces
Make it longer.
Figure out how I want to finish off the waistband. I don't think lining it is an option because of how I have the ties attached on the inside of the skirt to make it come out from the left-hand seam. Any suggestions out there?
The absence of the lining makes the inside of the skirt not-so-pretty. So I need to figure out how to make it more RTW on the inside - or just live with it.
I can't wait to get this one all figured out - I love the style!