And the reason for sewing like a crazy lady just before going away? My excuse was that Violet really had no pretty pants to wear. Pants have become her daily uniform, as otherwise her little crawling knees would suffer. And her Nonna has a tiled floor.
So I (surprisingly) quickly sewed up four pairs of the often-used pattern for Quick Change Trousers from Anna Maria Horner's book, using the cloth nappy alteration seen here. You can see previous versions here and here. It really is a lovely little pattern. I mixed and matched assorted prints of (new) scrap cotton voile, vintage cotton, linen and even an old tablecloth. Lighter materials make them Summer friendly.
I do love baby sewing (though this baby is almost no baby). So quick and satisfying. And so little fabric.
|apologies for the poor picture quality - turns out I needed to clean the lens..
And that's the excited frown, not the angry one.