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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Grandchildren makes

I love making items for my grandchildren and other babies, before Gilby's birthday, my daughter sent me the top left picture of a little leather waistcoat with a pocket on the back for arrows :)
The little boy does look a little like Gilby from the back. 
I couldn't find any leather so chose faux leather fabric which had faux sheepskin on the reverse, I decided to use the sheepskin as the outer side of the waistcoat and the 'leather' side for the pocket on the back. I used some embroidery stitches on my machine to stitch a pattern around the edge of the waistcoat. Finishing the waistcoat off with an old wooden toggle from my button tin :)
The photo I have of Gilby wearing the waistcoat was a little too dark to use

With a new grandson due at the beginning of May I have been busy knitting and sewing for him too

This little jacket is from a pattern book I bought when my children were young and the jacket is a favourite of mine, knitted in one piece and can be worn with the button at the front or back. It's a French pattern  book by Pingouin.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

The waistcoat with the arrow pouch is sure to be loved by Gilby! You did a great job! I love the sweater as well. A timeless style and your workmanship is lovely.

Amy at love made my home said...

Both are so lovely!!! Especially the waistcoat! xx