A bit belated, but I finished O’s Thanksgiving Day outfit last week. The pants were done in plenty of time, and he wore them while sleeping through our Thanksgiving meal. The vest had a few false starts. First I used a lovely, but ultimately too substantial, yarn to try and make an enlarged pebble vest (O outgrew his first one quite a while ago). I then decided to try the Milo vest pattern instead. This pattern goes through size 6 so I’m hoping to make many more vests for both E and O.
The pants are another pair of quick change trousers. I love these pants! His first pair of trousers are well used. I sewed these in the 3-6 month size again, but used a 3/8 inch seam allowance at the top of the side/middle seams for extra diaper room, easing into the recommended 5/8 inch allowance on the already baggy legs. The acorn print is from the anthology woodlands line, and yes I managed to cut out half of the pieces upside down, a mistake I somehow keep making. I’ve had my eye on this acorn fabric at one of my favorite fabric shops and was happy to finally buy some for this project.
The other fabric is Robert Kaufman 21 wale corduroy in tan. This is such a soft, versatile fabric. I love the essex linen fabric I used last time but it sure wrinkles out of the dryer, and ironing the pants of someone who is three months old does feel a little silly. But worth it for this sweet, easy-going, snuggly little guy.
I think these pieces should get a fair bit of use over the winter months. And E’s Thanksgiving outfit? She got to wear a lovely dress her grandmother made because my plans didn’t work out. I had some serious Japanese pattern complications, combined with some uncertainty about fabric choice. I’m putting it aside to try to get some last-minute Christmas projects finished up. Tonight, I am planning on some knitting in front of the Christmas tree. I love this time of year.