Monthly Archives: November 2009

Another dress for Peanut!

I’m actually updating! Wow!  Still no knitting, I’m afraid.  For awhile there Peanut was going to sleep in the evening, and I’d knit for a few hours before she woke up for her first dream feed.  The last bunch of weeks, though, she’s been finding 8-11pm a particularly fun time of day.  Lots of playing, lots of smiling and laughing and climbing of stairs, but not a lot of sleeping, so certainly no knitting for me.

There’s been sewing, though!  I am so extremely pleased with this dress, I can’t even tell you.  It’s a little massive on her, and given her increasingly slow growth (what can I say, she takes after me) it will likely fit her for the next year…at least.

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It’s brown twill with rudimentary applique of flower petals and leaves.  The cotton prints for the petals and leaves were included when I ordered some totally awesome print corduroy for another dress for her (I’ll have pics of it…someday!) and I was thrilled to come up with a way to use these little quilting squares.  It’s the same simple A-line drafted pattern I used for her first twill dress, but with one buttoned shoulder instead of snaps on both.  The contrasting stitching is a variegated thread I found in a $1 bin at the fabric store, and it’s just fantastic around the trim and for the topstitching on the applique.  I adore this dress, and plan to make many, many more like it.  And yes, I plan to open an Etsy shop to list them.  🙂
Just because I think she’s cute, here’s one more:

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