The list included an outfit for Katie to wear at my cousin's wedding. Here's the bonnet. I was quite scared about making it as I'd imagined it would be fiddly and tricky - it proved to be remarkably simple. I think that is thanks to a very well written pattern from Made by Rae. On the basis of this bonnet I'd definitely recommend her patterns. The Big Butt Baby Pants have always appealed to me and she has some other lovely ones too.
here). The dress proved far more troublesome than I anticipated. Firstly, I could only just squeeze Katie into the 6 to 12 month size. Now I do realise she isn't the slenderest of babies but she isn't the biggest either and she's not even 7 months yet. Luckily I became suspicious quite early on and checked the bodice on her before going further.
I had also already cut the skirt to the 6 to 12 month size and had nothing like enough fabric for a new skirt in the bigger size (which would be way too long anyway). The skirt should have lots of pleats and I probably could have resized them (smaller) to fit round the bigger bodice but that would have required some painful mental maths......so I just gathered it and think it looks okay. I think the cute little cap sleeves have suffered from all the unpicking and man-handling they have received. Never mind, I don't suppose Katie will care.
But all in all it was a fairly frustrating experience from beginning to end. I think the pattern and dress design itself is pretty good. The instructions weren't that clear but were fine with a bit of time and concentration. It is the Wonderland Dress by Make it Perfect.
Growing Up Sew Liberated. I do love this book. It's the third pattern I have used from it (the others being sleep gowns and baby bubble pants) and there's more that I plan to use.
Islay loves it and so does Lola and Bun Bun. And she has a book in the front pocket too.
And this is what Katie thought of me taking photos of Islay instead of her - 'lets see if I can work out how to escape'. She is spending a worrying amount of time on her tummy........I really don't want her to learn to move (I guess it is inevitable but I'd like to delay it as long as possible!).