Today was the fitting with the blabla child.
First, I have to tell you how cute this little girl is! Words could not describe! She had the blondest hair. It was that white blonde that little kids have. And she was really sweet too.
Overall the fitting went good. I have a few adjustments to make, but nothing too serious.
I need to redo the top portion of the hat. Although the mom was happy with the way it looked, it was a little too small for the child. Not that big of a deal, although it does mean having to redo the intarsia. C’est la vie.
The “romper” fit her pretty well. I need to make a few adjustments on the bib, good thing I hadn’t keep knitting last night. And the back is a little big on her, but I am going to fix that with some elastic. Very little frogging on this part.
The mittens were a perfect fit.
I also got to see the “original” doll today. This toy has been loved to death! I don’t think I have ever seen a toy this loved. The knitting in some places is thread thin. The mother has sewn parts of the doll back together in several places. Some of the stuffing is missing and what is there is clumped together in a way not originally intended.
I am very relieved to have had the fitting. I was a little concerned that if for some reason the costume was too small that I wouldn’t be able to redo it in enough time. But we are right on schedule to finish for next weekend.
Now…I can start weaving in some of those ends…