Underwear! Ivy’s done with diapers, which means I am done with diapers: wahoooo! To celebrate, I pulled out my knit scrap bins and made her seven sets of undies, complete with matching camisoles. One for every day of the week!
And friends, let me tell you, there are few things I have encountered in this life cuter than a two-year old in skivvies.
The patterns are both from the 6/2013 issue of Ottobre, #32: Peppi and #33 Annica . The undies pattern starts at size 92cm, so I graded that pattern down a little bit for my daughter, who wears an 86. The cami pattern starts at 86, so I was able to stick to the pattern completely for the tops.
I’m very happy with the fit of both top and bottom. Originally, I thought the legs were a bit too big, but I adjusted how tight I was attaching the binding, and that solved any gape issue. Now they are perfect.
I only planned on making the bottoms. But then the cami pattern was just so cute, I had to make one. After making one, I was so in love, I decided every pair needed a matching top. With winter fast approaching, they’ll add an extra layer of adorable warmth. And in the summer, she can wear them as PJ tops. Currently, she’s just lounging around in the sets because they’re just too cute to cover.
Most of the scraps I used to make these, I have been hanging onto since making diapers for my boys, up to eight years ago. I know, I have a problem. It’s just so hard to toss cute knits, even little pieces. And now my hoarding has paid off, so I guess I’m not going to reform that habit any time soon
And now for Undies on Parade!
I had so little of this cute mermaid knit leftover, that I used the View A of the cami pattern, rather than the View B the others come from. I pieced the front with a panel of the print. I’m not happy with the neck on this one. The pattern calls for lace-edged elastic around the neck of this view. But I didn’t have any and instead tried a decorative stitch. It didn’t turn out. I may go back and pick out the stitches. Or I may not. This is actually Ivy’s favorite set. So I guess the ugly neck isn’t bothering her.
Back to the parade…