I believe I may have sewn more this summer than I have ever sewn before. You can blame it on the pregnancy insomnia if you want or the nesting, I’m sure that had something to do with it, but the truth is I am on a personal mission of my own. I promised myself that by the end of this year at least 90% of the children’s wardrobes would be handmade. (I am fighting fast fashion one garment at a time, but that’s a story for another day…) As far as Jane, Madeleine, and Kilian are concerned I have almost reached that percentage. The older boys are a bit harder to sew for, so that may be a bit of a lofty goal, but we’ll see. I plan on sharing each of their wardobes over time, and as I add to them… so what better place to start than with Jane’s! You can refer to my last post to see her wearing each item. Below are links to the patterns, fabric and accessories I used. (Some of the outfits I made without using a pattern… if you have any questions on those just ask and I’ll try my best to answer!)
handmade (to make)
bonnet pattern ( I cut a piece about 25″ x 1 1/4″ long and sewed it on as the binding and ties.)
I have had these cute little “jackrabbits” pinned on my Pinterest for sometime now. Until a few weeks ago, I had not been able to find a pattern for them. Needless to say I was elated to find out that there is now a pattern for these available for instant download by eineldee on Etsy. You can find the shop here. They also have a few other reeeally cute patterns!I try to always put something homemade in the children’s Easter basket. This year they each received a rabbit of a different color. They love them, and it makes every stitch worth it! (Especially when every stitch brought on an increasingly worse case of carpal tunnel! Ick. I think I’ll have to lay off the crochet for awhile.)
I made Madeleine’s bunny with a tad bit smaller head, and added fabric to her ears to help her look a bit more girly.
With all this talk about bunnies, I think it’s time to introduce you to our newest little pet, Beatrice the Bunny. She arrived just in time for Easter and the children are completely in love. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!
A quick note: For anyone who is interested in buying this pattern, be aware that an understanding in the difference of crochet terms among different countries is necessary, as this pattern is not written in US crochet terms. However, anyone with a bit of crochet experience shouldn’t find it hard to translate into English terms.