But Amanda has a Dolman tee pattern that I looooove. It's unisex and 18m-8y. When I saw this tee refashion using her pattern it clicked: I can do that. That one is perfect for me. So I made it this week with a heather charcoal knit. I hemmed the bottom and left the sleeves raw edged, so it only required two pattern pieces and a rectangle for the neckband. It took me a little over an hour to do the first one, but now that I've done that I think I could make another in 30 minutes. Two easy peasy pattern pieces! Three pieces of fabric! AND DONE!
This was the canvas I needed to be able to trot out a Union Jack. I love the olympics and I'm excited for the girls to share in the excitement this year. K is down with anything that has the letter "K" on it.
She looks like she's ready for kindergarten, eh? She still has more than a month to go, and she's dying over it. I feel completely whiny and unjustified in complaining about sending her to school-- she has friends that are just a few weeks older that have already finished kindergarten. But somehow I'm still the mom that burst into tears at the sight of the "Welcome to Kindergarten" web page for her school this week. Even though I know that the time apart will be good for both of us.
Mom issues aside, I'm loving it. The PDF pattern is so quick and easy to put together and the accompanying step-by-step photo tutorial is easy to follow. Take that, commercial patterns. I'd say it's a great one to start with especially if you're new to knits. You can find the pattern here and the union jacks here.
Unrelated: Adrianna is frolicking around NYC right this moment. Follow her shenanigans on Instagram - @adriannaappl. Also-- a big big fun fun giveaway coming up on Monday! (Two bigs, two funs. Can you tell I like it a lot?)