I love to knit and sew baby clothes and before I had babies of my own, I loved making things for my friend's kids. I made this dress years ago for my friend's daughter, and I loved how it came out.
It's from this vintage pattern book, one I'll use over and over again (Ravelry details HERE):
Unfortunately, the dress wasn't worn much by its recipient. I was told that by the time it fit her, the moths had gotten to it first. It's hard, because over the years I've been told a lot of things like this (like 'I loved it, but it wasn't pink enough for her') and the comments always break my heart. I guess I'd just rather not know that the clothes I make go unworn.
Now that I have Penny and Lulu, I'm revisiting a lot of my favorite patterns again. I seem to have found the time to knit during the many hours of nursing we're doing, and these patterns are ideal because they're somewhat familiar and my concentration comes and goes in my exhaustion. I'm sure I'll encounter my own difficulties with the pickiness of what my girls want to wear. At least I'll have a few things in my arsenal to bring out when they don't like anything else.