I had the recent opportunity to try out two of the other Peek-a-Boo Patterns I recently acquired. I’m still really loving this pattern line. This time I used the Classic Chinos pattern and the Classic Polo pattern (both in size 6 months) to make up an outfit for our other friends who are expecting a baby this summer.
This fabric was a bit of a pain to work with for as detailed as this shirt is. It came in a mystery box from FabricMart Fabrics and it is wonderfully baby-soft but also very drape-y. I suspect it has a high rayon content. After I cut out the front the second time (the first attempt was unsalvageable), I used some pro-sheer elegance light fusible interfacing to stabilize the front before I sewed the placket on. The interfacing made a huge difference in handling this particular fabric.
I think I can plan on using this pattern plenty in the future. It’s such a great basic.
The trousers I made from stashed fabric. I had just a small length of this pin-striped fabric (probably polyester) and it was just the perfect amount for baby-sized clothes.
The front pockets on this are super-tiny, but they are pockets. The pattern has the option to either put a zipper in the fly or not. This version has no zipper because, really, what would someone under a year old need with a zipper?
I put these two pieces together with the Poseidon Vest from Ravelry to make a preppy little outfit (which I only have sideways pictures of).
As a side note, I never feel bad cutting out things on my dining room table because, as you can see above, obviously it hasn’t been refinished
in a long time ever so pins/scissors/etc. aren’t doing any damage.
Here’s a better look at the vest.
I made the size 6 month from a Valley Yarns Superwash DK yarn I had in my stash. I had originally bought the yarn thinking I’d make a sweater for Ace, but I really like this color as a vest. There’s enough left I could make another vest for Ace if I wanted. I’m debating whether I would want to tackle all those cables again…maybe later.
The shirt doesn’t count as stash-busting, but the trousers do. Stash-busting stats: 16/25