I had done the size 2/3 many moons ago, when Camden was just over 1, and you can see how big it was on her then - and she can STILL squeeze into it! Silly me, though: Last year (maybe summer 2012), I decided that since the other one WAS getting a big shorter, I'd upsize...to the 4/5, and it didn't fit THEN and doesn't fit NOW. It is so excessively long, though I can't wait for her to wear it, because I did the cutest machine embroidery on it, LOL. My computer ate the pictures of the green dress, but here is a progression of her getting older in the linen one with Liberty contrast:
This time around, I decided to do the size 2/3 and lengthen the dress - and naturally, I thought I'd lengthen the shirt, though I wonder if next time, I would only lengthen half the amount between a 2/3 and a 4/5...and also shorten the waistband, as I find it a bit long on the vertical (and while we're at it, I should have lengthened the sleeves, but ah, well...) I still love it! I'd been holding onto this fabric for a year or so, and it was perfect for this blouse! You will find in the pictures that I used shot cotton for the green dress version - and for the waistband, etc. on the blouse, which is one of my FAVORITE lining fabrics for children's wear. The color has a nice depth, and the fabric is pretty lightweight (definitely pull out the size 70 needle for this stuff - and be ready to use your straight stitch plate, if your machine has one, as my wide stitch plate loves to suck this stuff down into its gullet). It does clearly wrinkle a bit, but no mind! I can handle that.
|What is going on here???|
|Reading 100 Angelina Ballerina books, LOL|
|Clearly, these are octopus hats!|
Lastly, a couple randoms - at the park on Sunday afternoon....it was such a NICENICE day! She is wearing a mish-mash of things, LOL. Her Celestial top by Figgy's, her Color Me Pretty sweater by Elena Nodel and her Nozky leg warmers. The second picture is from today - we like to LAYER whenever we head out on the bike now, so, her Pepper sweater is peaking out from under her Molly jacket, along with a random scarf - my second I ever knit.