D2 and I had a couple of parties to attend last Saturday. I enjoy creating, and really don't like shopping, so I made gifts for both occasions. I was invited to a baby shower, so I sewed up this little outfit.
I started with the Baby Suspender Shorts tutorial from Crafting Zuzzy. The 0-3 month size was just right to cut out of a pair of navy blue size 8 boy's dress pants. Luckily, there was only a hole in one knee. The pants had four buttons, just like the pattern called for--except that one was bigger than the others. I found some matching buttons in my jar, harvested from some other pair of pants, I guess. Then I grabbed one of the Onesies from Grandma O's stash, and dressed it up with a necktie appliqué. I knew those little straps would fall off without some help, so I added matching loops to the shoulders.
D2 was invited to a birthday party for a girl in his class. I always ask, "What do they like?" And the answer is always "I don't know." But there was a clue--the invitation to the roller-skating party was decorated with a dolphin photo. I've never seen a dolphin roller skating, but I decided to send one to the party, anyway.
I used the Playful Dolphin pattern. Unlike in most amigurumi patterns, the pieces are crocheted flat, then stitched together. I was a little confused about the directions before I figured that out, but things went well after that.