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Friday, May 29, 2009

Aubrey's Birthday and My First Knit Sewing Project. . .

Ok, so Aubriana is two today. I'm trying not to dwell on my last and only baby girl being two, so instead of me whining about how she is growing up, I'm going to post a few pictures from her party and leave it at that.
To distract me from the birthday, I made her a shirt. I love this longer style and she can wear it with pants or leggings.I created this pattern, which is always a challenge. I had a bunch of problems. First of all, I made everything too big, which resulted in fixing it with the gathers across the front. That actually turned out really cute. Serendipity isn't my favorite word for nothin'. I was picturing the straps turning out differently. Silly me, I had in my mind that I was going to construct them one way, then as I was sewing, realized that I knew a better way, but didn't realize it was going to result in things being bigger (used less of a seam allowance) and changing the shape of the sleeve slightly. I'm still very much the amateur pattern drafter, but I'm learning. Most of what I do wrong, I'm too lazy to fix. So, then I end up making something a little different than my original design. I guess I subscribe to the Tim Gunn "make it work" style of sewing. I actually have enough fabric that I will probably attempt this again. Also ran into problems sewing knit fabric. I think the white had a little too much stretch and was too thin for what I wanted to do with it. I may try to find a studier fabric. Plus, it is really, really hard to sew knit without stretching, which makes the edges ruffle. Sometimes that's a good thing, not so much in this case.

Anyway, another photo, this one of her checking out her new shirt. I put it on her and got a cheerful, "Thank you, Mommy."
And this one because she has 'tude.And this one, even though it doesn't show the shirt, just because it's adorable and possibly my new favorite photo. I like how she seems to think you smell with your lips.
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