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Summer Overall, with Baby – Blogtoberfest: Day Three

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you might remember that I posted about a Summer Overall for my little man back in February (before he was born, I might add). Well, Luke finally wore it:

The main reason it took so long for him to finally wear it was the fact that we didn’t have a great Summer and it wasn’t really warm enough, and the fact that it was simply to big for him when we did have hot weather in August. So, he had to wait until October, and the hottest Indian Summer in the UK since 1829, can you believe it?

I think he likes it, what do you think? He’s so cute, he’s discovered clapping a few weeks ago and now loves to clap. So I play the ‘pat a cake’ nursery rhyme (the German version of course) with him and he can’t get enough of it.

And doesn’t he look adorable in his overalls? When I was knitting them I thought the colours worked really well and I’m still of that opinion, and it works even better than I imagined. The pattern is great, it’s quite airy, and as it’s made from cotton can be worn even in the hot temperatures we’ve been enjoying here in London the last couple of days.

And would you look at that, baby thighs, feet and hands, one of the cutest things to see in handknits.

Details on Blogtoberfest can be found here.

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Froggy Overalls

Here’s a jumpsuit I made for my best friend who’s expecting a baby later this year as well, if I remember rightly she’s due in April. She requested that I make this little jumpsuit for her, after she saw a picture of a previous one I’d made for a friend. It’s a Burda pattern, from a German version of the magazine.

She let me pick the colour and even if I say so myself, I think the combination has worked out very well indeed. I was particularly pleased that I had the frog buttons in my stash, as I think they work very well indeed with the overalls. They’re more decorative, as I actually put press studs underneath, but nonetheless, they add that little bit extra!

I did amend the pattern slightly and just made it a lot easier and quicker. I left out the double facing for the top half as it wasn’t really necessary. I did also add the biased binding at the top as I think it finishes off the overalls nicely. Obviously the pockets won’t really be used by the little one either, but they also give the overalls that little bit extra.

My friends little one is going to look really cute in these overalls in the summer, I’m sure!

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Summery Overalls

These little summery overalls were made for a friend’s friend, and it’s the first time I made this from a German version of the great magazine that is Burda. ¬†I got the chequered fabric for the main part of the overalls especially and used some blue leftover fabric that I still had leftover from a previous project.

I used some biased binding that I had left over and like the contrast it provides. All the colours match the funky buttons nicely and each can be found again on these buttons. I made this little overall early last years (I know, shame on me for taking so long to add it on here), but I remember that it was a really easy project. Which is a good thing as I’m going to be making another one for my best friend, who is also expecting a baby this year.

She wants me to make a version with different shades of bottle green, which I think will work really well. The good thing about these overalls is the fact that they cane be opened at the bottom, for a quick and easy nappy change.

And even though I’ve already mentioned the buttons, what do you think of them?