When she heard of this, my good, big-hearted friend from Alsace, Doris, sent me the necessary fabric for the project so that all the cost wouldn't be on me - which is very considerate. She sent me enough fabric to make three jackets, along with the lengths of bias tape that the pattern asked for. Charity projects are made extra special when they involve collaboration with a friend!
The deadline was fast approaching for the project, so I sewed up all three last Sunday - I was too exhausted to work on that day anyway, after the conference and a sleepless night. I made a huge pot of tea to keep me going all day, while I cut and sewed those jackets.
Pattern: New Look 6310, size M (6-9 months)
I chose to contrast the bias tape for the cream and blue jackets, to jazz them up a little.
Here's one half-open so you can see how it closes - with ties on one side, and a snap on the other.
If my sister sees this, she'll be wanting one for her baby
Oh, and while I'm at it, here's a little piece I started in Birmingham and finished yesterday.
This is for a friend. :) The design is Proud Peacock by The Stitching Parlor, a freebie I received along with my Monthly Bits GAST installment - I joined this in July (following Barbara's cue) and am loving it! I only had a handful of hand-dyed fibers before I started this, and am now beginning to have a lovely collection, which is very handy to add "that special something" to a project. The freebies they send along are great, too. Here I used GAST's Peacock (ha!) for the lighter blue, and Weeks Dye Works Deep Sea for the darker part. The linen is a mint green shade. How do you think I have decided to finish it? (Karen knows it already since we discussed this last Saturday, and she gave me some tips!)
I also received a lovely needleroll exchange from Mylene, and shall post about it this weekend.
Thank you all for your kind, kind comments. I am pretty amazed and truly touched by the confidence you have in me - and am glad I was up to it in the end :)
Everyone have a lovely weekend!