Friday, October 23, 2009
Good friends and all-around wonderful people, Mitch and Julie Davis, just welcomed their sixth, yea verily, sixth beautiful child into the world. Tiny Kerilyn has raven hair and big, big blue eyes. So she must wear bright blue and red, yes.
I used Habitual's kimono wrap tutorial, size 6-12 mos. I omitted the tie closures. Instead, I used snaps with a bow sewn over the top of one snap. I also angled the sides of the kimono out some to give it ease around the belly.
The pants were a huge guessing game. I had no pants pattern for 6-12 mos so I ended up using this one from JCarolineCreative. I had previously traced a pair of 12 mos shorts from a Simplicity pattern I had, but they just looked so huge. This one from JCaroline is supposed to be for 12-18 mos, but it looked on the small side of that to me.
Then I stared just way too long at the completed pants trying to envision a 12 mos old baby in them and whether or not the same baby would fit in the kimono. I went and got a baby doll from the girls playroom and tried the outfit on it. The kimono fit the doll, but the pants were really long. Then I sat and had more mental angst about whether the pants were too big. Also whether using a baby doll to gauge correct human proportions was really stupid. Then I spent about 20 minutes on the internet trying to find a list of average 12 mos old measurements. In the end, I made another, smaller pair of pants Just In Case from the blue floral fabric.
So, whether future one year old Kerilyn is slender and tall or short and roly poly, it's covered.
I decided that she also needed a look-alike doll for her very own to watch over her and tell her all about big bad wolves and kind Grandmas.