Taking a good photo today was just impossible. She consented happily as long as I didn't fix her hair. But then the sun shone too brightly, and along came Jinx to distract her. But who can resist a cute kitty?
The outfit was cut out last fall....and restarted (and almost finished!) a few months ago. I think I've been knitting too often that I forgot how to sew. I first had trouble with the long sleeves (cut them off short, but still too long, so cut them off some more), then the binder attachment on my coverstitch machine gave me fits, and then my elastic thread was so old that the shirring at the waist refused to cooperate. Finally, today, I finished the shirring with new elastic, added two snaps to the skirt, and ta da, the outfit is done. Big smile. And now I want to sew all the things. Maybe it's time for a knitting hiatus....
The Patterns: Ottobre Autumn 4/2012
The Top: Visiting Granny, design #31
Size: 128, (European sizing)
The Skirt: Spinning Around, design #32
Size 128, lengthened
(the brown skirt fabric has tiny polka dots, but they do weird things in the photos)
the pic from the magazine: