23 March 2009

A little jacket for my friend's baby bump

Here are some photos of the matinee jacket I have made for my friend's baby which is due at the end of May. We don't know what sex the baby is until it pops out (!) so hopefully this will be suitable for either a girl or a boy.

Whilst I was making this I didn't think I had made the body long enough, but once the sleeves were set in it looks about 100 times better! I like the lace pattern it uses, very vintage! In fact its from an old pattern and I thought it would be good to do something a bit more traditional for a change.
I used an acrylic yarn as it will be easy to wash and dry, and although natural fibres look better they don't really wash as well.

I really like the picot edging on the neck - something I haven't done before funny enough, but was pretty easy with a good effect. I hope she likes it!


7 comments:

Kitty said...

It's beautiful - I'm sure your friend will love it. x

Susie said...

It's gorgeous , I wish I knew how to knit. You friend is going to love it for sure !!

LizzieJane said...

This is so very sweet, what a lucky friend, her new baby will be warm and cuddly in this lovely jacket.
x

Chars said...

Its gorgous - My mum has a very similar pattern that she knitted and all of my children wore it.

Your friend will love it :)

ellie said...

Awesome! I bet your friend will love it! :)

Jackie said...

It's lovely! As you are one of my favourite blogs, I have left you another little award over at my blog if you want to take a look. Jackie :O)

Vonnie said...

That is so cute! For what it's worth, I'd be thrilled to receive such a gorgeous handmade item so I'm sure your friend will be the same. Lovely work, well done you.