|Also works as a back-up Easter dress, if I get too busy!|
Honestly, this is really a great pattern, and if there are any errors in the pattern, I never noticed them in construction, and it comes out so nicely. The first version I did two summers ago, and I had used a Nani Iro double gauze that was just lovely, but it was glorious to sew this one up in a quilting cotton.
|She was SO little!!!|
I managed again to use something from my stash, even though I had sworn up and down to myself that I did NOT, indeed, have enough of any one fabric to do this pattern. So...yay for small miracles! I wish I'd done it during the warmer weather, but whaddya gonna do?
As I get more experienced with sewing, I (hopefully!) make any given pattern just a little better the second time around. I think my collar tie came out better this time, and who knows - maybe the button holes did, too ;) I DID use a regular line of top-stitching at a length of 3 for the skirt hemming, rather than using the blind hem foot, which is the route I'd gone with the double gauze version (I tell you WHAT - I can NEVER remember how to get that to work right without many reminders from much smarter people, LOL...which is why I did NOT do it this time).
One thing I love, even if they're simple and cheap, are cute buttons, so, the red buttons here make me happy!
I will admit these pictures were sort of rushed, per usual - it was FREEZING out today, especially with the wind, and I honestly thought it would be gloriously warm outside - my bad. See how my child was soooo COLD??? Poor thing - I suffered, too, but I guess I should have brought her a hat and a scarf.
|"I'm cold, mama!"|
|A little bit cheerier, with a sweater on ;)|
|Springtime in Hollis Sweater|
Also finished, but not blocked, is a Paprika sweater, so, I hope to have a blog post ready to go early next week!