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Little Red Riding Hood for 15 month old

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    Profile photo of totterwalkertotterwalker @totterwalker

    I bought Little Things To Sew specifically for this pattern but my daughter is only 15 months so I was disappointed to see the smallest pattern size is medium. I decided that I couldn’t wait until she was four to try to make it so I read Liesl’s tutorial on pattern altering (Thanks, Liesl!) and I went for it! I shortened it by about 3 inches, moved up the arm holes and made the hood smaller. I think it turned out mostly OK!

    I posted a picture of it in the flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28232975@N08/9564872769/in/pool-oliverands

    I haven’t stitched the arm holes closed yet because I’m actually considering going back and leaving a bigger opening for them. My girl is at the age where she wants full motion of her arms and is not keen on keeping them by her sides. I’m imagining this to be a simple fix but maybe I’m missing something… any ideas or suggestions?

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    I wouldn’t think it’d be difficult, but I think it might not be necessary. My daughter has always gotten her arms fully through the holes with no issue. It’s a very pretty cape!

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    Thanks, @sayiamyou. I did end up making them a bit bigger and I’m really glad I did. It wasn’t that she had trouble fitting through them, they were a bit far down- closer to her waist and she likes to be able to have full motion. I just opened them up another couple of inches and she is much happier. I’m sure I’m only having this issue because I ended up shortening the pattern and moving the arm holes in the first place. But it worked in the end! Whew!

    Here is a pic of the wider arm holes – http://www.flickr.com/photos/28232975@N08/9577690947/

    It’s not the greatest shot but you can see how well she can raise her arms in it.

    Thanks again!

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    Profile photo of needlewomanneedlewoman @needlewoman

    Totter, I think you have done brilliantly. Your toddler looks really sweet, and the cape doesn’t look “too” big at all. It will look wonderful over winter clothes.

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    Profile photo of totterwalkertotterwalker @totterwalker

    Thanks, Needlewoman! Now we just have to wait for the fall weather!

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    Profile photo of needlewomanneedlewoman @needlewoman

    You’re welcome! In Oz, we are waiting for Spring which is just starting to emerge but still mostly cold and grey in Adelaide.

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    Profile photo of sayiamyousayiamyou @maraya

    Ah, I see now! I wasn’t thinking about her little arms having to reach into the holes. Clever you. She’s a dolly!

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    Profile photo of totterwalkertotterwalker @totterwalker

    Thanks sayiamyou!

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