Last night, while watching the Phillies win Game 5 of the World Series, I finished Elizabeth’s 1st dress.
This pattern required a lot of hand stitching, specifically slip-stitching. Due to this fact, a month had passed between when I had cut the fabric out and when I had gathered up the momentum to sew the dress together. Yet, it turned out to be the perfect baseball project, filling the countless minutes (hours!) of TV commercials.
Pattern: Simplicity 2900 from their vintage collection
Fabric: a gift, the mundu from a sari made in India
Size: Small (6 months)
In the mail, Elizabeth received another gift.
This yellow bunny was hand knit by Nicole, author of Throws Like a Girl blog. I had won a small contest on her blog, guessing correctly on how long it took her to make mac-n-cheese on her grill (1.5 hours!). As a prize, she offered to knit something for Elizabeth. She picked this pattern. Isn’t it adorable? I’m just so thrilled and thankful.
Elly is quite active these days.
Visits to the midwife have increased to biweekly.
My wedding rings no longer fit. I wear them on a chain now.
The pregnancy shirt I made may not make it the full 9 months. It already feels a bit short in the front.
11 thoughts on “Elizabeth’s First Dress and Bunny”
You look adorable, and I love the dress!! It will be so precious on baby Elizabeth! :)
Very pretty dress, cute bunny, and you’re looking great!
Elizabeth’s dress is adorable – worth every stitch :)
You look fantastic and so happy. Won’t be long now :)
Yay belly! The dress is lovely, and the bunny is adorable.
The headband looks so cute!! yay!
Also, I loooove that little dress!
So darling!! I have something ready for Elizabeth/Ellie/El/ ?? anyway, pls contact me.. I will email you; can’t wait for you to open it!
Thank you, Nancy! I’m terribly excited to see what you have made for our baby.
And yes, we call Baby Elizabeth all of those names – having not settled on just one nickname.
Oh I love the dress! So pretty. And I made a couple of those bunnies and the babies loved them. Good present. (You know I’m rooting for the Yankees.)
I’m still weeping over last night’s loss and the end of the baseball season.
The dress is so cute. Love the little bunny. And you are looking great! Holidays coming up soon. Hang in there
I was very much excited after seeing Elizabeth’s First Dress, it looks very cute I would like to wear and see but I don’t think it will be possible now. I think your baby is very much lucky to get a mother like you.