Thursday, June 30, 2011
I fell in love with this monkeysbug pattern as soon as I saw this picture in her etsy shop. The way the straps tie behind the shoulders is such a sweet detail.
I made it for Louisa, who just turned three and is 31 pounds, in a size 2, based on the measurements in the e-pattern. However, it still came out looking very big around the chest, and a little too short (although doing the hem right would have helped). I had intended to add some length but forgot before I started cutting. Next time I would make a little extra bias tape and extend the straps because I ended up not having a lot of length to tie the bows well. I cut the pockets but haven't gotten to put them on yet.
The main fabric is oliver + s city weekend for moda, treetops in aqua. The trim is the same, in downtown turquoise dots.