I'm putting this up as a resource — this pattern is out of print — the zip up a baby hoodie pattern by Marge Webster
Here it is for download:
I tracked down the zip up a baby sweater pattern while looking through some old craft magazines from the 80s at the library. I had to get them to open up the archives!
If you came here just for the pattern, please consider visiting my friends at aster & clove to view my stationery.
I don't have any pictures from the pattern (it's just a photocopy), you can see projects here if you're on ravelry. I will use this excuse to put in a little picture of my favourite baby, though unzipped.
I put up a pattern and tutorial for a doll apron with pockets up on the Windy blog today.
Little Quick began developing another series last year called Sixes & Sevens with Leah Mallen of the great documentary Coast Modern as well as our little Foggy film. We've paused in development to take care of some new Windy business. These aprons were part of the project.
These are very easy to make, and fun! If you know how to make paper dolls, you can do this freehand, using our instructions below, but we've made up instructions and templates with 2 sizes (PDF).
To make paper dolls, just fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise and cut along the fold, leaving 2 long strips of paper. Then fold one of your strips twice into an accordion fold (so you have 4 panels). Then cut out the shape of robot, making sure not to cut the edge of the arm on the fold. You can use a hole punch to make eyes, or draw them on.
Here is a robot shape (click on image to make it easier to see):
We made some mini-robots out of a scrap of silver paper (using a mini-hole punch for the eyes), too. To make a mini robot, you just fold your initial paper lengthwise twice, cut along the folds, leaving you with 4 long strips of paper. Then take one of the strips and fold it accordion-style into 8 sections. Cut the same shape on the top panel.
I've been working on some simple children's scarf patterns, loosely inspired by the windy books (since they all wear scarves). This one is a light, cotton scarf (unisex), inspired by Windy's red scarf. It is very simple and quick to knit and a great first project for anyone wanting to try knitting for the first time. It's also a nice project to knit over the summer and wear in September. The pattern also has a cozier muffler-length version for winter.
Here is a very simple project for beginners: a unisex scarf, sized for adults. This is designed to be a good length to wear Parisian style (when you fold the scarf in half lengthwise, place around neck and pull the loose ends through the centre and pull to tighten). If you would like a muffler length scarf, then you may add length, as indicated in the pattern.
This is inspired by the garter stitch scarf The Lonely Doll knits. (There are less stripes and it is not as long, to make it easier).
This has prompted us to finally put up our pom pom instructions.
We'll try to put up some photo instructions, but in the meantime, there is quite a good tutorial here.
There are many ways to make a mini kite. If you would like to make a real kite, there are directions here.) Materials: The only special materials we sometime use are cloth covered wire, or florist's wire to make the string stay up in the air. Where you see "tape" or "glue" in the instructions, we often use little bits of double-sided tape as it is more forgiving. But regular tape and glue are ok, too. The kites on these pages use linen thread and wool for string.Read More