Firstly thanks to everyone for their comments from my last creative space post....the PJ's have been getting a real work out since the rain & cold settled over us this past week (plus snow on the mountain...yipppee!). I must also be a better photographer than I thought as I DO look pregnant from all angles at the moment! I'm chuffed that someone else would be inspired to make some PJ's as well, and come up with a lovely name for their very cute pajama pants!
So this week I've taken my cues from the snowy Mt. Wellington & I've been rummaging through my stash & pulling out all the lovely woolie jumpers I have collected or been given to start cutting up to make my version of hand-knitted baby goodies!
This was a rather dated jumper that was knitted for Tim's sister (in the 80's perhaps). I think she said it was from a Kaffe Fasset pattern, either way the yarn is a lovely thick wool & there is a lot of work in this pattern cross pattern. Note: Bump keeps popping up in photos!
So I unpicked the sleeves and sewed them together like so.....the stitching is a bit difficult to make out but it is there. The 2nd sleeve is inside this one to make it easier to sew the crotch. I use a smaller stitch length and sew the crotch seam twice to make sure it will hold all the yarn together.
I then checked & it looked OK when turned out so I crossed my fingers & overlocked off the excess...this picture gives a better idea of the crotch stitching, with less taken out of the back to ensure nappied bottoms fit well.
Turned out this is how they now look:
Not sure if I'll put a band around the waist or just run a few lines of hat elastic around the top to elasticize the waist. Either way I now have a pair of 'hand-knitted' yummy-wool longies for babe 3 to come on snowy adventures with us up 'the mountain'. I've got a couple more pairs of these on the go at the moment for friends who are having a babe later in the year and then moving to Halifax, Canada (freezing!!)
I've also been sewing from the woven woolen I collected ages ago.
These are some wide leg pants for Max which need the waistband unpicked and re-done so they are not so bouffant!
And this completed (Finally I manage to show a finished item!) woolen skirt made for a friends daughter (also from the collection).
More Creative Spaces to sneek a peek at over here.