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Button panel sweater, springtime style

AKA the replacement.

Pullover w button front because spring

Tried the pattern in Cottonish yarn. Worked really nicely.

Added about 2-3 inches to each sleeve for Mr. Baby’s long monkey arms.

Pullover w button front because spring

Two booboos. One – too much garter stitch along sleeve edge. And two – skipped a garter row in the green.

Pullover w button front because spring
Pullover w button front because spring

Can’t believe I had to go out and buy some given the overflowing status of the button box, but it needed 10 and I wanted them to match.

This is the right size, but the neckhole is sort of giant for reasons I cannot explain. Maybe he’s just too big for this square neck style?

All details here via Ravelry.

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Shorts!

Can you tell which are handmade and which are from the store?

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Shorts! Lots.

Stash khaki fabric used to mock up a Christmas outfit. Liked them so much, I yanked the turquoise basting and restitched for real.

Camouflage cotton cut from an old skirt of mine that’s now too short.

Denim skulls also cut from a skirt from the same wonderful pattern, so also too short. The denim was tricky – I ran out of fabric so had to craft a waistband from denim scraps lined with light black cotton. But it worked.

Not pictured: Navy terry scraps from a nephew’s baby romper. These have a slightly wider waistband  — I didn’t fold the hem under inside but instead zig zagged it down to reduce some of the bulk of the fabric. The knit won’t unravel.

All have grosgrain tags stitched into the back of the waistband so it’s easy to tell back from front.

Rainbow sweater because it is spring

Happy yarn + chilly springs =

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Really easy knit. I’ve made this pattern before and would make it again. Details here.

The yarn came from a clearance sale bought on purpose for babies.

I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it at the time but picked it up anyway – its cousin made this cardigan for a friend.

The buttons were fished out of the button box. Tried white, black, dark blue. Preferred the rainbow effect.

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Just in time, too. Mr. Baby learned last weekend to say “rainbow”.

Also just in time because today it snowed for the second time in a week.

Baby faves = t-shirts

Mr. Baby’s favorite book is The Dark. Lemony Snicket. Like if he’s crying, reciting the first line of it snaps him right out:

Laszlo was afraid of the dark.

A few months ago, I thrifted a new package of opaque iron-on paper we needed to make a birthday present. Took another sheet to cut out and iron some Laszlos and a Phillie Phanatic onto Old Navy clearance T’s.

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Nice.

Dang! Wish I’d seen this one…

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Also in the queue, some Gerald and Piggie.

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“Good morning, Wu Tang”

A dear friend gave Mr. Baby this New Yorker illustration of the current Wu-Tang Clan in a frame for Christmas.

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For whatever reason, Mr. Baby took to it like bees on honey. The colors? The Staten Island? The bass lines? No idea. But he loves it and it hangs right outside his bedroom door, and this is our new morning routine:

“Good morning, Wu-Tang.”

I like to iron on as much as the next girl. Such an easy way to put beloved images onto one’s front. So it was a no-brainer to give this a shot onto a baby t-shirt with some thrifted iron-on paper.

Also needed: a St.Patrick’s Day shirt for a party next weekend.

There were all of two baby appropriate images online of Shane McGowan, i.e., no booze or cigarettes or vomiting. Pretty sure we’re voting iconic.

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Whenever you’re ready, little girl

Little niece, you can come out now.

cardigan because niece is born

Plain cardigan by Heidi and Anna Pickles. White cotton, pale pink dome buttons from the button box. Smallest size – NB to 3 mos – so she can wear it right away. The little girl, who now is a few days overdue, lives in the desert and by 6 mos won’t really need a sweater!

I like the garter edges and the overall simplicity of the pattern. Should be easy to button her into.

cardigan because niece is born

cardigan because niece is born

Will wrap and mail once we know she’s out safely.

cardigan because niece is born

This pattern gave me a whole bunch of trouble (details here) but I’m pleased with the result. The asymmetry is unintentional but cute.

 

Raglan shirts

Little boys in raglan shirts are so very dear. Add rolled up jeans and chucks?

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Raglan sleeves are so much easier to sew too. Nice big front for ironing on, or painting, or otherwise installing something cute? Love.

I’d like to come out of this Kids Clothes Week 2015 with some new raglans for him for spring.

So I’m giving this freebie pattern a whirl on a test drive. Green stuff is leftover knit from an old dress project, the white knit is from the stash, probably thrifted.

None of this so far fits the week’s upcycling theme, but there’s no way I’m going to proceed with cutting up lots more sweats and t-shirts unless I know this pattern fits.

Mr. Baby has a giant noggin.