When Penny was tiny, one of the hardest things for me about having a new baby (there were so many hard things!) was that, for a time, all my creative ventures stopped. I didn't leave the couch much, constantly breastfeeding and figuring out a whole new world of needs and solutions. These days, I seem to be in a sweet spot of making things, thanks to standard nap times and a great new babysitter. Before our second baby arrives and my making comes to an abrupt halt again, I've been crafting things for the future. I made Penny this shirt, recently...
...from this vintage pattern, part of a collection I scored at the thrift store, of all different sizes. I've made the jumper, too, but it's for a gift, so I'll have to show you later ;).
The puff sleeves and Peter Pan collar are just what I want from vintage patterns: small touches that make them look cute, classic, and sweet.
Penny seems to like it already. And though it's for her when she's a couple years older, I'm already imagining that if she doesn't want it, I can pass it to her sister. And that maybe a mention of that might make Penny want it all the more.
Isn't that how it works with sisters? :)