Oh, I’ve been a bit quiet on here but not for lack of material (heh heh). I thought it best to organize the entire Baby Girl Layette Series into something more organized looking which required me to finish the dang thing. Alma, a darling lady in Texas, is having her first baby, Vivian, sometime in the next month so I had to hustle. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do everything I wanted, but Ottobre FTW! Man, I put in an order for a 1 year subscription plus a few extra back issues and BAM! They shipped fast! Mad love, Ottobre. You are my new favorite.
BUT since I didn’t think I’d get it in time, I started/finished the jumper and ordered the pearl snaps…I really wanted pearl snaps for everything because, hello, Texas! It may be my Pacific NW humor, but I really needed to use pearl snaps.
I had a snap punch and thank GOD I practiced first!
No matter how gently I tried to set the snap, it cracked the pearly plastic. Argh.
Not to mention totally smashed the ‘male’ side too…
So, I broke down and got one of those snap plier things that I’ve heard nothing but suckage about, but my friend Rena totally loves them, so I went for it. I’m not in love, but it worked.
AND OMG, I love the snaps. They’re perfect. The jumper turned out exactly how I envisioned it. It’s modern cutesy. That’s a genre, right?
I used a Kona in hot pink instead of the lace in the book, and French seamed the whole thing. I *forgot* to French seam the inside sides of the skirt or even zig-zag/serge the edges so I’m going to have to put some anti-fray crap on them. Argh. Oh well. It’s not exactly newborn size; in fact I think the pattern says 3 months, but it’s just too cute and it matches the rest of the set.
Overall, the pattern wasn’t too brutal. It’s not for super beginners as it takes some leaps. At one point, I just put the book down and assembled it how I saw it going together…which usually works out for me….until I forget to finish the seams under the skirt, ha!
This post is a bit short as it’s late, I’m zzzzzzz, and the next few are much more involved, like another faux chenille blanket! I obviously lost my mind!