A little memorial day sewing. I took this handmade (not by me) version of Butterick 4699, elegantly modeled by my husband:
…and this 1968 toddler pattern:
Tragically I seem to have miscalculated her size by a factor of three, so she’s not going to be able to wear this properly until she puts on about five pounds….mostly in her head.
This picture taken during the fitting to see where I should hem it. I haven’t found any appropriately overstated buttons, so for now she’s held together with hair clips.
Update: many months later, she’s now big enough to fit into it. In the preceeding months, however, there has been a marked change in her opinion of her mother’s talents: