First off, thank you so much for all your kind comments and condolences on my grandfather’s passing. I really appreciate all the love and support I feel from friends–both in real and blog life. In about a week I will be heading to Hawaii for the funeral to say goodbye along with many members of my extended family. I’ll try to give a full report on my time there.
Now…the baby kimono.
I know right?
My friend Jennie is having a baby boy in April and I was having some trouble deciding what I would make for her. I thought about something knitted but then thought something sewn would be a better choice for a spring and summertime baby. Plus there is this book…
I bought the book Weekend Sewing the minute I knew amazon had stock–I had seen a preview copy a couple months ago and like its sister book (Weekend Knitting) I fell in love right away. This is the first project I’ve made from the book and so far I am very pleased and can’t wait to try more.
I love this kimono jacket. There is something so wonderful about miniature anything. The pattern size is for newborn to 3 months which makes for an especially tiny garment. Like with most baby things I make, I had a hard time giving it away. If it didn’t sound so weird and unhealthy I would decorate my house in miniature baby knits and sewn items.
Pattern: Lucy’s Kimono
Source: Weekend Sewing
Fabric: Moda, Urban Chiks SWEET collection, Icing
Size: Newborn – 3 months
Mods: Maybe? I don’t know…I did have a couple questions about the pattern. I just don’t know if I found errors or if my questions came about because I am still fairly new to the sewing world and thus didn’t get some of the instructions. One in particular was about the side ties–the pattern seemed to say that the two ties added to the sides of the kimono are done the same on both sides. However, I believe you need one to be accessible on the outside of the kimono and the other on the inside. Either way, the couple questions I did have I was able to work out on my own which in the end was a good learning experience for me to do some sewing troubleshooting.
As a side note…Some of you have asked me where I get my fabric. Most of the fabric I have featured so far I bought at this really great craft store in Denver called Fancy Tiger. They have a small but fantastic collection of fabric (mostly cotton) as well as yarn, stuff for embroidery, felting, spinning, and other craft projects. I love going there and want to buy something new every time I go. So next time you are in town, you should for sure check it out.
Next up: a newly finished sweater…yes, I really mean it.