First of all, I've been sewing an amazing sweatsuit for Dora. Last week, while she was still ill, I took her with me to the library one day, pulled all the books and magazines I could find about sewing out and rushed home. With her sleeping in my lap I managed to flip through some of them. The best ones were clearly the Ottobre magazines. My jaw dropped deeper with every page I turned while my mind went 'oh, but this one is too difficult..' and 'I really shouldn't buy any fabric' and so on.
Anyway, after a few days I couldn't resist anymore. I picked out a magazine (left) and a pattern (right) I really liked:
The jacket is fully lined:
and it has pockets, a hood and a zipper. It's amazingly soft and I'm so jealous. I want such a suit myself! The trousers have an elastic waistband and ribbing around the ankles, like the jacket does around the wrists.
Here Dora is in action - she didn't have time to smile since she was very hungry. :o)
And then I also made her a little apron/dress:
It's fully lined too, and open in the back:
Now my only problem is that my oldest daughter Iris wants a sweatsuit too! In pink! Gah...