when we were visiting san francisco last fall, i picked up a few japanese pattern books. two of the books are in english and the rest in japanese. this pattern was from a book in english. it came together very easily, and quickly, but i was surprised to find i like sewing from the books written in japanese more- it feels more intuitive.
i couldn't believe the light when taking these photos at suki's bedtime. it seems just weeks ago it was dark hours before the bedtime began. i guess spring really is here.
to start the sewing week off i made a couple simple skirts. suki loves to wear skirts always, especially with shirts, pants, even dresses that do not match. she likes a lot of layers and pattern so much. i used the lazy days skirt as a guide, but hemmed the bottom rather than using a ribbon to finish it.
i also finished the toddler socks from purl bee. i was not sure if suki would actually wear them, but she seemed very happy when i presented them to her today, even wearing them for a couple hours! she has very narrow feet so they slipped around a lot on her. i am new to knitting, but i wonder if there is a way to make the pattern more narrow. any advice?