I noticed the first tree of fall in my yard yesterday. Later that day I was getting in my car after a quick grocery run and noticed it was dark but still only 8 PM. Add to that a school bus which drove by my house this morning and Brian's comment about the changing sun angle last week and I became sort of depressed. We haven't had a terribly hot summer. In fact mostly in the 70s which is great! But I guess I'm so used to the heat waves of year's past that it just didn't feel like we had a full 'Summer' this year. That being said, I was feeling sort of 'Autumn'. So to embrace the summer's completion I created this little piece which makes me feel a little better about our approaching season.
The adorable Honeybee and Ladybug Knit fabric was given to me by A World Away. It is available in her store now. She has the most adorable Japanese Fabrics, which you might see again in the future on Grosgrain! See her other online store Maluhia which sells wallets and other accessories using her own fabrics.
The cape is REVERSIBLE! I prefer the orange corduroy on the outside with the Japanese Fabric peaking out on the sides but it could be totally up to your discretion. I added a white pompom trim to the hood which, I thought gave it a sweet touch. At the neck, the hood cinches a with a ropey clasp.
The dress is also a knit material. So soft and comfortable for baby. I wish all material felt this great! It has 3/4 length sleeves that are loosely cinched at the cuffs. The neckline is also loosely cinched so that no zipper or buttons or clasps are needed to put over baby's head. I love the simplicity of that.
Lastly, I made matching tights! I made them first so I didn't get to see the full scope of their cuteness until after I finished all the pieces but paired with the hood and dress they look amazing....if I might say so:)
All put together Molly looked as though she were ready to wander the forest for mushrooms and flowers. She's so lovely:)
I would say that this is made to fit a 12-24 mo. baby. The tights however, are more for a 6-12 mo. I didn't make the best tights pattern but they fit Molly and she's 14 months.
AND, HOLY GUACAMOLE, the silent auction is going great! Thank you to everyone who's been biding!!!! I am beyond grateful by your generosity. I was shocked when it reached $75. I'm so glad that the money will be going towards this fund. The moment I read about their story I wanted to do something and it looks like I wasn't the only one.
Last day for posts is Monday 9/1/08. Winner will be announced Wednesday morning!
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