It is another season at Project Run and Play and I decided to play along. It always amazes me how much talent it attracts. This year my good friend Mie is one of the contestants and I can't wait what she and others create. The first challenge is a Oliver +S Popover Sundress pattern remix. I decided I would sew for the baby, since I haven't done it yet and also because I had a teeny tiny piece of Nani Iro flannel. I love the huge neon pink polka dots! The fabric came from Miss Matatabi shop on Etsy.
The pattern was too big for my 12 months old, so I had to resize it using one of her t-shirts. This is what I did. I also added straps, but didn't make a separate pattern piece for it.
I was quite happy with the results and my brilliant idea, until a day later I was looking through one of my Ottobre magazines and came across almost exactly the same jumper. What?! The skirt was gathered and fuller but the top was the same. Ugh. I guess my original idea was not so original after all. Darn it, Ottobre. :) I went ahead and traced their jumper in Ania's size because I do like it. Sigh.
Then came the photo shoot. Turns out one year olds are quite an opinionated lot. They want to do what they want to do, sit where they want to sit. And only smile when you are not taking pictures. They might or might not let you put a barrette in their hair or for that matter any clothes at all. And you oblige otherwise a shriek that such tiny creatures are able to produce might leave a permanent ear damage. Nobody wants that.
I am happy with the fit, though I should have made it a tad longer. It would be perfect for the fall weather with leggings and a long sleeve shirt.
Off she goes, aiming for the bathroom. Nothing fascinates the child more than a toilet. One year olds are weird. And super adorable.