First off, my husband surprised me with an "early Valentine's gift": my own domain. (He's very excited about this!). You should automatically be redirected to www.21wale.com instead of the blogspot address. It should all be one nice smooth transition process. Except my sidebar of inspiration (blogs I read) has mysteriously disappeared. If it doesn't magically reappear soon, I'll have to rebuild it.
Now back to the topic of sewing... Grace loved her little sister's outfit so much she wanted the exact same one. Luckily since Chez Ami forces you to buy in increments of 2 yards, I actually had enough yardage to make an identical outfit, this time Grace-sized, for her birthday.
Grace is six now and getting taller and slimming down from her toddler shape. Usually I can't tell what she really looks like under the wacky layers of garments she chooses to wear. I suppose she'll outgrow that soon and decide she wants to wear all black and no dresses, like her older sister.
I made one change to the pattern this time and lined the hood. It's beefier and so much nicer this way. This jersey isn't as substantial as I would have expected and Molly got a hole in the tunic during the first wearing, right in the front bodice. (I ironed a piece of interfacing over the small hole on the inside and left it at that.) The lycra/jersey used in the leggings seems to be really good quality, though.
Chez Ami jersey and cotton/lycra jersey.
Hilda Hooded Dress (Ottobre 6-2007-27).
Lily Leggings (Ottobre 6-2007-28).