Start with the new Mum!
Our first grand baby was born August 20, 2020. So, off to the sewing machines and back to knits! It opens up a whole new world of wonderful fabrics and patterns for me. Thanks Rhea!
First off though, before she was born, I made some burp cloths, leggings, beanie and t-shirt sets all from the FREE baby patterns offered by Patterns for Pirates . Yes, free patterns for all those essential items! Can’t beat that. It was hard to know size of course, but I assumed on the large size (both parents are in the tall range) and made the 3-month size. Upon her arrival though she was perfect compact little bundle at 7lbs 2oz and 19 inches long.
I’m glad I didn’t make too many things because she is growing so fast, I’ll have to go the next size up soon. In my excitement, I didn’t even take any pics! Must remember to do that going forward! Also, you can be sure that they are the most perfect sewing ever! Prove me wrong! lol
The one thing I did take a few pics of was a top I made for my daughter-in-law. It is a lovely tulip pattern with a nursing layer option. I made 3 versions of this for my daughter in law. Each one is slightly warmer and cozier for the coming winter months. She likes them, but wondered if there is something a bit warmer. The “tulip” design meant that when nursing, she had to remove most of the warmth and would prefer a low neckline-type design.
I had some really cozy minky fabric in my stash that is incredibly soft and lofty. I made a Whistler Pull-over and hoodie for her without the front button. One of the things I love about this pattern is the wonderful neckline that hugs your neck on chilly days.
She liked it too and the best compliment was she asked for another!