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{Sewing} Dior-inspired Baby Outfit

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Dior Homme Inspired Baby Outfit for Logan | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

Dior Homme Inspired Baby Outfit for Logan | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

Dior Homme inspired baby outfit is complete! I knitted the vest last weekend during my ballet recital and then completed the shirt and pants last week, whenever Logan took a nap. There was that one day he took 2-hour nap back to back so I got 4 hours of sewing time! I guess he really wanted a new outfit too! :D

Pants

Fabric: All Season Classic Fabric by Star Fab (bought from Michael Levine in Downtown LA ML229491)

Pattern: Kwik Sew 3375

Pinstripe pants | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

Pinstripe pants | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

Shirt

Fabric: Daysail by Bonnie & Camille for Moda (also from Michael Levine - ML288307)

Pattern: Kwik Sew 3730 View C

Logan's Dior-inspired outfit | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

Logan's Dior-inspired outfit | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

 

 

Original - Dior Homme 

Original - Dior Homme 

My version for Logan - knitted vest, sewn shirt and pants | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

My version for Logan - knitted vest, sewn shirt and pants | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel


{Life Things} Free patterns all day!

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Today is Logan's 100th day!

At Candy & Bagel today, we're celebrating my first human baby's 100th day! Koreans celebrate this day 1) because infant mortality rate was so high back in the old days that surviving 3 months/100 days was a big deal and 2) 100th day after birth is actually exactly 365 days after conception (the TimeHop app actually proved this today). 

So! To share this joyful day with other knitters, I decided to make all my independently sold patterns available for free today until tomorrow! You heard me. Take 100% off from all my patterns on Ravelry with this discount code: Logan100

Click here to go to my Ravelry Store! Logan100 to take 100% off from all my independently sold patterns!

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{WIPs} Baby's formalwear in progress

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Last week, I planned to make a Dior-inspired outfit for Logan and got the perfect fabric for it. I decided to go with a knitted vest even though the original is probably double knit fabric in stripes.

So here is the vest:

I cast on the vest on Saturday evening, right before the second show of my recital, and was able to almost finish it. I seamed and did the finishing touches the next morning. 

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Black and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in Silver Fox.

Pattern: My own. I just winged it, looking at the picture.

Needles: US 7/4.5mm 

I normally would never mix regular wool yarn with superwash, but this is really for the look and I didn't want to go buy another yarn. Besides I handwash all my knits regardless of whether the yarn is superwash so it should be ok. It's not like Logan will be wearing this all the time. By the time it's cool enough to wear a worsted weight vest here, he will be too big for it!

Dior-inspired vest is done in Paton's Classic Wool (Black) and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino (Silver Fox). | Handmade Fashion at Candy + Bagel

Dior-inspired vest is done in Paton's Classic Wool (Black) and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino (Silver Fox). | Handmade Fashion at Candy + Bagel


Now I have cut the shirt and pants. Both are super quick projects I have done before Logan was born, and luckily had traced the pattern already. Now, finding time to actually sew is tricky. Either, I can do it while Logan is awake.. which is a short window of time, unless I wear him. Or, I could wait until my husband comes home and entertains the baby while I sew. I find that I'm more productive when I sew while I'm alone with the baby, though, which means I have to take frequent breaks, because I'm too afraid of waking up the baby with the sewing machine noise =P

I think I should be done with everything by the end of this week! I can't wait to put everything on Logan!