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Well. After several days of periodically tossing closets, storage bins, and bookshelves, I still haven’t found the pattern book I needed to make up my fun frog fabric into a casual dress. I’m tired of looking and not finding, so I’ve resorted to tracing the pattern pieces from another version of the dress that I made from the same pattern a couple years ago. Of course I am loathe to take the existing garment apart, so this is a much more painstaking process than tracing from nice flat, seamless book pages would have been.

So, that should-have-been-pretty-quick project is indeed in progress, though slower. Meantime, I thought I’d pop in to show off a couple things I finished some time ago but didn’t want to post about before they were given away. Now that the baby shower in question is over, looky here! Aren’t these fun?


Baby Yoda hat


Baby Princess Leia hat and simple booties/slippers


a better view of the Leia-style bun

I give straight A’s to the designers who had no idea they helped with this project! Here are the patterns:

Yoda hat pattern

baby shoes

The Leia hat is actually a mashup. I used the directions for Baby Leia’s buns from this pattern, but I admit I didn’t read it completely before I shopped for yarn and bought worsted weight. So rather than experiment with gauge, I just finished the buns as directed, then attached them to a brown copy of the Yoda-pattern beanie. Easy.

(To round out the baby gift, I also included something a little more practical, one of the shawls I finished over the summer. It turned out a good size for 1) Mom to wear, 2) Mom to swaddle Baby, or 3) a modestry drape for Mom to nurse Baby. Good stuff.)

And now there’s been more future-baby news from another family we know. I don’t anticipate an invitation to the next baby shower for at least another four months, but still, I can’t help planning a little now. So tell me, crafting friends: What are your favorite patterns for baby gifts?

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