Sunday, June 6, 2010

Baby Gifts

Making things for babies is so much fun - they are small, and can have fancy elements and finishing that might be too much work on a larger item. Plus there's the smile factor of thinking about the baby who will eventually wear the clothes you are creating.

This sweater was fun to make, and admittedly, required a bit of attention while shaping and maintaining the pattern.
But let's take a closer look at those shoes!
 How cute are these? Based on a tutorial I found online, I made a few modifications in the way the shoe is laced, and I also bound the inside seam. The fabric is one of my favorites, a vintage tablecloth I found at an antique shop. It is a beautiful, quality cotton and my photographs do not do it justice. I hoard the pieces that are left and use them when inspiration demands. As it did, actually, with this hat...
 I should actually have photographed the inside - all the seams are nicely covered with a cream single-fold bias and it looks very nice. The tape was not prewashed, however, and I hope it won't pull too much once the hat is washed. 

Back to grownup knitting and sewing!

1 comment:

DS1SO said...

AHHH, I missed these shoes somehow! Look at them!