A first Christmas dress
I finished Baby Sister's Christmas jumper just in time for pictures.
She looked adorable. Her attitude? Not so much.
We'll try again in a couple weeks. Otherwise, Grandma's getting a Christmas card with a screaming baby on it. ;) Too bad I can't bribe her with a Happy Meal like I do to her brothers.
And now, a little pattern review:
I mentioned I planned to use Amy Butler's comfy jumper dress pattern from her Little Stitches book. Typically, I love her patterns, and I've had really good results from everything else I've made.
Sewing the dress was easy. But after re-reading the instructions a few times, I decided to just forget them and construct the dress the way that made better sense to me. I skipped the band, the elastic, as well as the slit in the front. I'm not sure of the point of the slit on a dress for an infant...I always envision jumpers being worn over a long sleeve top.
Now that I struggled through it one time, I think I could make another much faster and much simpler. Tell me...have you tried this pattern? Do you like it? Have any other jumper patterns you love that I should try?
And after a quick Google search to see if I was reading too much into it and making things harder than they should be, I found this. I'm glad I'm not alone on my feelings on this pattern! (And seriously, could her baby be any cuter?)