Elizabeth’s First Dress and Bunny

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.

Stats:
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.

Baby Notes:
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

    1. 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.

  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

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