Saturday, March 2, 2013

She's Pretty in Pink

She's all done! 

The pretty in PINK Victorian Baby Jacket!

 I love this free pattern from Red Heart.


Of course I made a few modifications to the pattern.

The pattern called for one button with a crocheted button closure loop.

I didn't want a closure that would have a tendency to come open.

I opted to put three small pearl buttons on the front instead of one.

And in place of the button closure loop, I sewed three homemade buttonholes into the front facing with pink DMC embroidery thread.

(One commenter in Ravelry advised that the front of her jacket gapped open without a button closure.) 


I debated how to tack down the front lapels.  

Should I put buttons, crochet a flower ...I just couldn't decide. 

With the other embellishments already on the front - the picot edging on the collar and the ribbon tie - I didn't want it to look too fussy with even more on the collar.

Plus the collar lapels are small.

As I was trying to decide, my eye caught a deep rose cotton yarn in my piles around my chair and I thought to myself why not just add a simple embroidered straight line of stitches around the collar.   

It's pretty, but simple and it also tacks down the lapels neatly. 


I folded up the sleeves.  

They look a little long to me. 

Mom will have to adjust them for the size of her baby. 

I added pink felt for backing on the front facings to give extra strength to the buttons and buttonholes.

Not the best looking home sewn buttonholes I will admit.

Maybe I can erase the pencil marks before I give this to my niece?

With these facings it should be easier for my niece to button and unbutton her baby's jacket.


I tacked down all around the front facings with regular pink sewing thread.

What else did I changed?

The pattern called for the picot edging on the collar and the front facings.

I just added it to the collar.


Here's a closer look at the back.  

The white band is where the white ribbon is threaded through.

And a full view of the back.




This is only the second baby outfit I have crocheted.

I'm tickled PINK at how it came out.  

Not bad for me.

(Click here to go to Ravelry for more details).

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7 comments:

  1. Oh how cute! Love this little outfit. Love all the detail you put into it. I think I will be loved.

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  2. It's an adorable little dress - your niece will love it. Great work with the button holes and figuring out all the details. :)

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  3. This is just darling!! So many sweet little details.

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  4. I love the shade of pink, Sandy, so perfectly baby girl. Looks beautiful, lots of detail, too. Great job, your neice is going to love it, I'm sure. xo

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  5. Sooooo adorable! What a great idea to make the buttonholes more stable! You did such a beautiful job on this! The Mom is going to be THRILLED! And that little green hanger is perfect for your photo of this! Absolutely precious!

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  6. Very cute, Sandy! I love it. You did a great job on it.

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