Saturday, May 3, 2008

What Perfect Timing!

On the same day I did my sewing class (just this past Monday), Kathryn Ivy posted the instructions for THIS on her blog! She has named it Summerlin and it's now available as a free download on Ravelry

I've been knitting away at the top this week and today I finished sewing the material to the bodice. I had wanted to do it yesterday but I was having a problem getting my new machine to sew! I had only just got it out of it's box yesterday and I must have been threading it wrong or something because I couldn't get it to sew? I tried again this morning and I got it to work - hooray! I will still be taking a free class at the sewing shop to find out more about how the machine works though.

For now here's a couple of pics I just snapped of the back and front of the top. I opted to make the 'Apron Top' for Kristen rather than a dress. She'll get more wear out of a top with shorts now that Summer is heading our way. I'll be making more of these for sure.


I will try to get some pictures of Kristen wearing it later today. She's over at a neighbors right now playing! More on this later. . . .




18 comments:

nuttyirishman said...

Denise that looks soooo awesome! You should be proud of your sewing skills. You guys are officially inspiring me to give it a whirl!

kim said...

That looks great! I can't believe you're a beginner. So cute.

knittingma said...

What an adorable little top! I absolutely love it. Great job.

P.S. I'm sorry I kept you waiting with the "exciting news" thing! Next week, for sure. :)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

super cute! man for a minute I thought that was adult size and I wanted one!

sue said...

Yours look so nice in the orange. I loved that pattern when I saw it yesterday too, pity it doesnt go up to a size 8 girls though.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Just adorable. You are going to have such fun with your new sewing machine!

Philigry said...

OMG!!! this is so sweet! i love it. i just may have to try some projects like this! knitting and sewing, two of my favorite things to do.

a friend to knit with said...

that is the CUTEST top ever!!!
i just love the yarn/fabric combo.
and the colors are adorable. fabulous job, denise!

Alison Boon said...

Wow, wow, wow. It is just the sweetest thing I've ever seen and you're a beginner. No way you must have been a seamstress in a previous life. I've managed to pick my jaw up from the floor but I can't stop thinking how lovely that top is, a real fusion of the fabrics.

Amanda said...

Oh that is so cute! What a perfect way to combine the two cradts too!

Annie said...

I saw that pattern on Ravelry the other day and queued it up. You'll have to tell me how it fits on her and if you have any tips. Darling!

Marie said...

What a darling jumper! I love the combo of knit and fabric. I bet it will keep the design light and make it wonderful to wear throughout the summer.

tiennie said...

This is very sweet!!

Meg said...

That is super cute - nice yarn/fabric combo!

Sam said...

Wow, it is adorable! Beautiful colour too.

garn said...

Oh how cute. Can't wait to see how it looks on her.

Shannon said...

I stopped over from Melissa's blog. I am a crocheter and novice sewer. I really need to improve my knitting skills! This a adorable and my girls would just love it! Good work!

Ann said...

It's so cute & it's must have been a really fun project - being able to put knitting & sewing together.