Two years ago friends of ours had a baby. Shortly after she was born I knit her this sweater. However, we didn't see them again until after she was a year old. By that time I had given the sweater to another newborn because I knew she would be too big for it. As Sadie's second birthday approaches, I thought it was time to make her a little something.
Pattern: McCalls 4029
Fabric: Vintage sheet & some new brown cotton
Sewing time: About an hour to cut the pieces, and then three hours for the pinning, ironing, sewing, & interfacing
Modifications: I added the brown stripe at the bottom, which required some figuring. I also added a patch pocket. You can't see it in this photo, but I used the embroidery function on my sewing machine to embellish the edge of the pocket.
This pattern very well could become a standard in my repetoire. I really love the simple style and in the right fabric it looks very retro. It's not too frou-frou, while still looking girly. The last little touch was a vintage beige button with a rhinestone in the center.