Frida had her first two teeth yesterday. She likes it symmetric, I guess – can’t have the mess of getting one tooth at a time. And well, ever since yesterday, she has been attacking her food in stead of just opening her mouth. When the spoon approaches, she throws herself forward in the chair, biting the spoon when it enters her mouth. She doesn’t get the target right every time, though, and oat meal in one eye isn’t all that pretty… I don’t know if the teeth make her believe that she is a predator that has to attack and bring down the porridge before she eats it – but anyway she looks hilarious, and I have a good laugh while feeding her!
So this morning I finished a girl’s romper that I started sewing yesterday. And it really is a girl’s romper – very girly fabric from Sandi Henderson and a sunflower appliqué on the back – which I’m totally thrilled about. I wanted it to be cheerful and colourful, and I think I achieved that! I left out the frills, since they’re not very much my style. The romper is from the Ottobre issue 03/07, and I really like the way it turned out! The only thing I’m not so fond of is the front pocket – the shape isn’t quite as it should be, because I didn’t manage to get the edge at its bottom rounded enough. Furthermore, if I were to make this pattern again, I think I would make the pocket slightly bigger, so that the proportions were nicer. Otherwise I would just use a decorative tag instead – like the example given in Ottobre for the boy’s model.
I meant for the romper to be used for all this warm weather we have been having, so naturally today it isn’t warm at all, and it’s really windy… It fits her perfectly, but a good thing is that it’s expandable by two extra buttons – it’ll last a while yet before she outgrows it. I definitely recommend this pattern!