Friday, January 7, 2011

Liberty vest and Sherbet Pips

Our baby girl is the length of a carrot and weighs less than a pound and I'm already making clothes for her.  I can't help it...girl clothes are sooo cute, especially in Denmark.  (I am getting plenty of inspiration here.)  
Pattern:  Homemade #1501 by STOF 2000
View: Line
Size:  4 months
Fabric:  Wool and Liberty of London, Tana Lawn, repurposed from a thrifted table runner.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?  I actually didn't read the instructions since they were in Danish.  I already knew in my head how to put the pattern pieces together to make it completely reversible.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I thought that the vest was very easy to make, although, machine quilting the wool and sewing the back of the bias tape by hand took some time.  I like the versatility of having a reversible vest.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  Unknown.  (I didn't read the directions.)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Definitely!  I think this would make a sweet little baby gift and it doesn't use much fabric.
What will you do differently next time?  Next time I will select a wool that is washable. 
I had so much fun making this little vest.  I plan to make a few dresses next.  
I participated in Sew, Mama, Sew's giveaway day and look what I won!  A Sherbet Pips layer cake from Annela Hoey (the fabric designer) herself!  I started jumping up and down with excitement when Annela emailed me with the good news.  This line won't be released until spring, so it is especially fun to have the fabrics in my hot little hands.  Thank you, Annela, for the gorgeous bundle of fabrics and for your generous giveaway.  I am a huge fan of your quilts and fabric line!

The weather is gorgeous in Copenhagen today--blue skies and a foot of snow.  Perfection.  AND it's Friday!

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Dacia said...

that little vest is DARLING! so so cute cute! you and aaron with your winningness--no fair!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this! So cute. You have such a great eye for putting together fabrics and I love the quilting! Great job, can't wait to see it on little Addie!

PS...You do have some hot little hands!