These patterns come with a little paper doll on the cover- a real one! It has been a long time since I played with a paper doll. I don't know who likes them more, me or my one and half year old daughter.
I started this little tunic for Ava and quickly remembered why I don't love making garments. It is all so precise and measured and technical-it takes too much concentration and patience for me. But I kept at it, until I had to enlist my visiting mother to work on it-in hopes it might be finished before Ava grows out of it.
Alas, she only had time to assist with the collar & placket areas-and now I must face this mountain alone. I have made brides maid's dresses, skirts, and even a coat before, and I always have the same experience. Just because you can do something, doesn't always mean that you should.