There has been quite a lot of kid sewing happening lately - and I'm taking advantage of it while I still can. So far I think everything has come from my beloved Ottobre magazines, I only wish that I had discovered these when the girls were still babies.
C is modelling the Nana dress from 6/2008 number 37. I've combined the width of size 152 with the length of 164 and made it up in a mid weight wool jersey. I'm not sure that this dusky pink is the best colour for her but she's happy with it. C was really happy with it until she tried it on and then she felt like she was being choked by an old fashioned night gown.
In the end I widened and scooped the neck quite a bit, but I did use a neckband rather the just fold under and sew as directed. My sister pleated one side of the dress for an asymmetrical look, but it the end C just wanted it to be shorter. I had not planned on this being a mini dress, the old saying 'measure twice and cut once' is ringing in my ears.
P is wearing the Hooded Sweater from Ottobre 4/2007 number 34 in a size 128. This size corresponded exactly with her measurements , but I'm not 100% happy with the way it looks on her. The only alteration I made was to lengthen the body by about an inch. The sleeves look almost ridiculously long compared to the length of the body. P says it's comfy and she likes it and C & G have put in orders for ones in other colours so it's a winner for the kids.
And a super quick one to round it out - a pair of pink and white striped leggings, size 128 from Ottobre 1/2009 design number 32. These are pretty loose, I prefer leggings to have negative ease so next time I'll use a different pattern and just add length to a size 116.
I'm loving this long weekend, I've managed to finish quite a few things that have been hanging around for a while and plan quite a few new projects. Hopefully you'll see a finished item tomorrow.