The summer vacation came and passed, and it left me with a few things:
- Increased energy level (love it!)
- A dream on its way to realisation (love it – you’ll hear more about that!)
- An understanding that after the third weatherwise terrible summer in Denmark, maybe we just don’t have summer anymore (hate it – someone should pay!)
With this final understanding, I was forced to take seriously, that Ronja outgrew the latest fleece sweater I made for her. She needed a new one.
This is what I made. It’s an Onion pattern – #20024 – I don’t think it’s actually sold anymore. I made a size 128, and had to shorten the sleeves by 5 cm before I added the rib cuffs. That’s my only alteration, except for making the facing at the bottom of the sweater slightly longer. I made a horse appliqué on the back of the sweater for my horse crazy girl – I think it turned out great, and Ronja really loves the sweater as well as the appliqué. The only thing I would alter if I could, is the hood. It looks so sweet when she wears it up, but it is rather big. However, as long as Ronja doesn’t seem to mind, I guess it’s ok.
Besides the fact that I’m quite happy with the result, I’m SOOOO happy about sewing again (besides cushion covers for the boat)! I have moved on to making a dress for Frida, which you will see shortly. I love sewing – I really do!