Images and patterns for cute little girl sundresses are taunting me. Pretty summer outfits are everywhere. The Babe has some already waiting in her closet. But the cruel reality is that we are stuck in the snow here, and it's going to be cold and ugly here for A LONG TIME still.
So what is a practical girl to do?
I've become fascinated with fleece. Sure it's soft and fuzzy, but it also requires no finished edges...even more fascinating...but what can you do with it other than making endless blankets and scarves?
Then I happened to pick up a copy of Bend The Rules Sewing at the store one day and saw 'The Wee Jacket'. And I knew I'd found gold.
This seems to be the perfect solution! I don't knit, but I have longed for some cute little sweaters to go over sweet little dresses.
You can literally fold your fabric in half, fold it again, to cut out your form. Then simply sew up the sides and underarm. Cut a hole for the head. In MINUTES. I then added a few embelishments, for fun and some ribbon to tie. DONE.
And then with the leftover fabric I sewed up a couple of simple pullovers. The Babe figured out how to take off her baby bag (she was getting too big for it anyway) so I've been trying to figure out a way to keep her cozy at night. I'm going to just slip one of these over her jammies to keep her snug in bed. Perfect!