The other day I discovered I'd missed by 24 hours a small friend's birthday.
Plus, she has everything. Fortunately I have a cupboard full of more than everything. Specifically, this previously-felted sweater:
Prior to the panic it was in one piece. But it didn't magically burst into segments - I had to snip.
Today we will look at what came of the body part. First, some blanket stitch:
Pretty pretty blanket stitch, will I ever tire of you? Especially now that I know to turn in the raw edge and catch it with some of the stitches so you get a nice clean finish? (had I but disovered this trick before the vest project...)
The blanket stitch is burgundy because nothing else looked better and because I also had these cute flower embellishments in the cupboard:
You may have to trust me on the beads being the exact same shade of burgundy. Also on the flowers being a rich purple, not at all this weird blue that the camera interpreted. I sewed on bar pins - more stash cupboard genius - so that Small Friend's Mum can remove them when washing the vest.
This is what they look like on. Cute?
I deem the vest Cute.
I just hope nobody minds the pink angora fluffs that are gonna be all over whatever she wears it with.