Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chocolate Merino Set Done!

Yay - I did it - everything I wanted to sew in merino is now done! I have to say I am pretty chuffed with myself for not leaving the fabric folded neatly in my fabric box for the whole of winter!
Now I want to design and make some merino pyjamas for Baby J - it seems funny that he wears merino all day then just cotton pyjamas (with a wool vest) for bed! I am thinking of trying to do some funky applique on them, and if they go well making some for my nephews first birthday.

PS The princess dress went well and is finished, but didn't fit Little Miss B, so I lent it to a friend who was also going to the show. Will post a photo later this week.

11 comments:

beck said...

You are a clever girl aren't you?! I love the brown set - I actually like the way they are simple without any extra bits or colour. There is something lovely and pure about the colours, well done! x

One Flew Over said...

Good for you! They look fab!!

Sarah said...

Very nice! What a shame about princess dress!! I hope she wasn't too upset about not being able to wear it.

juanitatortilla said...

Whee! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I see we share a fair bit of common interests! LOVE your first crochet project! You ought to be proud.
Will be back to your blog for more updates!
-Juanita

Floss said...

What a great outfit! Well done indeed for not leaving the fabric all winter, as you said. I just opened my sewing basket and was horrified by the half-finished projects which have been sitting there for the last few weeks! Shame about the princess dress not fitting but it will still be good to see the photos...

sandy said...

Good job on finishing your projects. I always buy material for projects and sometimes it sits around for awhile. Too many projects not enough time! Oh yeh, the outfits look wonderful. Great job!

thetwowindmills said...

They are beautiful, so simple and elegant!

Lyndle said...

Lovely projects! Do you mind if I ask, did you stabilise the neck edge or anything or just the shoulders? I want to make a merino top and don't know if it's just like making cotton knit ones or if it goes out of shape more easily.
Keep it up, great outfits. I love the brown too.
Lyndle

Polka Dot Daze said...

Hi Lyndle, sorry I can't seem to reply to your comment, as the link doesn't take me to your blog. In answer to your question, no I didn't use anything to stabilise neck, the top has been washed several times, and has kept its shape perfectly. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Catherine said...

Hi, These are beautiful. Can I ask where you get the merino material from as I would love to make a sleeping bag for a 6 year old (similar to the go go bags). Thanks for your help

Polka Dot Daze said...

Hi there, I get the merino from Designer Textiles Factory Shop which is in Otara, Auckland. Cheers!