What happened to Katie?? I know it's been a while (for me) since I posted something I've sewn. It's not that I haven't been sewing, I've just been making scrubs and I find them a bit boring (after the 4th identical set), so I didn't think they were blogworthy. Mitch likes them, though. I did finally make the Wee Professor his pants!
Simplicity 3765, now OOP. While I generally prefer Ottobre over the big 4, particularly for baby clothes, I've made this pattern so many times, I think it has become a winner. I actually find that in the baby sizes Simplicity has the most reasonable size range. Yes, they sew up 2 sizes larger than published, but since the Simplicity patterns are graded down to what they call an XXS, you can actually sew for a newborn. Just know that the XXS will actually fit like a 0-3 month in RTW.
the sweater that I made to match. The pants are made of a pincord from Hancock. It's fairly lightweight, so I'm hoping the pants will be wearable through several seasons. The pattern is designed to be shorts, so I made them in a size XS and lengthened them to the size S length line while cutting. I used a pair of pants that Logan wore when he was a baby for the elastic length (13 inches, in case you're wondering) in the waistline. I waffled back and forth about the topstitching, and in the end am glad I put it on. I think it's cute and gives the pants some character.
I've also been knitting quite a bit. All that time spent in the OBs waiting room adds up... Since I want this blog to remain about my sewing, I probably won't be posting all that much more about my knitting projects unless I make something super cool. If you are interested in what I'm knitting, you can follow me on Ravelry. My profile is here. If you aren't already a Raveler, you should be!! Seriously, if you knit, you NEED to be on Ravelry. Go sign up for a free membership. They won't spam you, and you'll have access to the amazing collection of knitting patterns, many of which are free.