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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Smocked Knit Baby Romper
83 with Fairy Floss on cover
This romper is so cute! I made it before Andy was born while on a sewing retreat with my quilt guild. The fabric is a soft, 100% cotton knit. What trouble it gave me going through the pleater! I nearly gave up. In fact, I had to cut out a new front after the first attempt resulted in several broken needles and ripped fabric. The second time, I pleated each half front before sewing the center seam, then "fudged" the join while smocking. This pattern is from AS&E #83 and it's called "Fairy Floss." It was originally done in pink velour for a girl, but I just used a different sleeve to make it suitable for a boy. The funny thing is that I made this in newborn size, hoping it would fit at the hospital. Even though I forgot how tiny newborns are, I knew as soon as I made it that it was too big for a newborn. Sure enough, it finally fits Andy, who is know a chubby little 8 month old!! I took this picture in his crib the other day and he looks so adorable in this romper. I want to have his picture done at a studio in this outfit, but I have to wait until we recover from our latest cold; it has been a miserable few weeks for us. Have you ever smocked on a knit fabric? I'd love to try again with the very fine pointelle knit fabric. Have a great day!!