I'm this close to finishing the newborn gown pattern I've been working on.
I've learned that pattern making is no joke! (Not that I'd call myself a 'pattern maker'... at all! ) Initially, I thought it would be as easy as scanning in the pattern I self-drafted and calling it a day. But I knew I needed to sew the pattern a few more times, just to be sure everything consistently came together perfectly.
Maybe it's because I'm working with knits but it didn't. So it was back to the drawing board, literally and figuratively. There were definitely a few moments when I was ready to raise my white flag and scrap the whole project. But after a couple more tries and a few tweaks here and there and I finally have a pattern I'm really happy with.
After putting so much work into it, I decided I wanted to digitize the pattern. And, maybe it's because I'm a newbie, but that's a whole other headache of its own. It's probably one of those things that's particularly difficult the first time through and then gets easier? I'm just not sure.
But this is all to say I am close- very, very close- to having the pattern ready. I'm pretty excited about that!
Hazel is 6 weeks old today. It's hard to believe she's that 'old' already and yet also hard to imagine life without her. Time is weird like that, right?
She's definitely transitioning from scrawny newborn to chunky cherub.
When we make eye contact with her and smile, she smiles back. She also coos which is ah-dorable. We've even heard a teeny tiny giggle.
Anytime she's not being doted upon or held, she cries. Indigo likes to say to her "How dare we set you down!" in her best sing-songy, mini-mama voice.
But never fear, you won't hear much crying here. She hardly ever gets set down. Hazel has her siblings and me at her beck and call.
Oh, and definitely him, too. :)