Saturday, October 17, 2009

Surprise! It Looks Like a Jacket!

And here he is wearing it at about 5 mos. old! My second cousin, Miles!
Sideways view! After redoing the arm seams to make more room for a chubby baby neck!

And Voila! With buttons. Five buttonholes on the right front side. Misted and blocked out to see if I could get the neckline to stretch a bit for a little baby neck. I wonder if I pulled in too many stitches when mattress stitching up the arm seam by the neck. Overall, a very amazing pattern-Based on: The Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmerman, with a few modifications given to me. Used almost exactly 3 skeins of the Mirasol wool on size 6 circulars.
Showing prior to completion:

Next after using the mattress stitch to seam across shoulders and arms, I will be sewing on little buttons! Genius of a design for sure...This is all one piece.

1 comment:

knittinwolf said...

Awesome. I've been wanting to try that pattern sometime!