I made a dress variation of the Oliver + S Ice Cream pattern earlier in the year for Alice. Then I made this version out of fabrics from the Asbury line from Andover before a boardwalk trip in the summer.
Alice has an off-the-charts huge head (sort of) and the two summer hats we had didn’t fit her. I put it on the shopping list, and then was like, “wait, I can make that!” Sure enough, there was a pattern in the Oliver + S book I already owned.
The hat is reversible, so I used an insect fabric on one side and a hand-dyed pink fabric on the other.
Of course, Alice is now old enough to have opinions. She hates the hat and throws it if we try to put it on her.
Since Alice was only going to be 5 months old at Christmas, and we have excited relatives, we decided not to really get her too many presents. My husband bought her a shirt, and I decided to sew a toy for her. She *loves* a little butterfly guy that’s on her bouncer, so I thought I should make her a bigger, huggable version.
Since the baby was born in July, I haven’t had much time to make things. Initially it was ALL BABY ALL THE TIME. Then after a while I was able to squeeze in some hours of dyeing and sewing, and I was able to list lots of scarves on etsy (and even sold a few!).
The first thing I finished making was a little dress for Alice. It’s the Tweetie Pie dress from a book called Cute Clothes for Kids by Rob Merrett. I made mine with a snail print and a contrasting lime green.