Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show
I love the Oliver + S Puppet Show tunic and shorts pattern. I have made two already in some lovely Heather Ross Far, Far Away double gauze. The double gauze is lovely and soft and drapey and perfect for babies. Which leads me to a question. Why did subsequent releases of FFA2 and FFA3 not have double gauze? And why, why, why has the Oliver + S Puppet Show pattern been discontinued? It must be one of the most heavily sought after patterns.
Anyway, this time I opted to make the Puppet Show outfit, using some Kokka Trefle and a nice red quilter's cotton. The Trefle is a cotton-linen blend, and the shorts have lovely structure. The print is of Little Red Riding Hood, which I love. I'm thinking I might have a bit of a penchant for Fairy-tale themed fabrics for my little girl. I went with the tunic length so that Amélie may be able to crawl in it. Just a little.
Oh, and there are those shoes that I made (IN LEATHER!) in action. I can't take credit for the cardigan though. I love the lacy edge. That was a lucky hand-me-down from Amélie's cousin, and knitted by my Mother in Law, Di. Thank you. It's still way too cold to be wearing that outfit at this time of year without a cardigan and tights.