I have had this 100% cotton rib knit in my stash for about 2 years. Funny, this is the most difficult knit fabric I have worked with in a while. I normally don't use my serger to finish my inside seams on knits, but this time I had to because my sewing machine kept stretching the seams out. I used my serger to gather them back by adjusting the serger's tension. I used my coverstitch machine for most of the top-stitching.
Have I told you how much I love Kwik Sew patterns for baby and children's wear? These two in particular, Kwik Sew 2656 and Kwik Sew 2978, form the perfect layette for a precious newborn. I have been using this pattern combination since my boys were infants.
I think of the cardigan and hat as the icing on the cake that pulls the whole look together. It also provides more warmth for the fall/winter months. I had to go "fabric" shopping again at Old Navy to find the perfect color match for the cardigan in the men's five dollar T-shirt section.Snap Source. I have purchased directly from them, but also from Ann at Sew Baby. Both have always provided excellent customer service. I think these snaps are easy to apply with the little tool you can purchase separately. Keep in mind, it is very difficult to take them off, without ruining your project. Ask me how I know! Double check your placement before you pound your hammer! I'm not sure if Snap Source still has the shade of green I used. My last order from them was at least a couple of years ago and they had a whole bunch of special "online only" colors that I scooped up. Uhmmm....do you think I might have a snap fetish?
Ruth's adorable girl's version in a slightly different color way. Oh my... it is cute!