Clara Clothes

Hi there. I bet you thought I was going the way of so many other blogs out there and abandoning ship. Not so, my friends. I am just lazy. Or, if you want, doing better things with my time. ;)

You know what's funny? I get hundreds of hits every day from my two knitting patterns on here. I even had someone ask if they could teach a class using my cabled mini scarf pattern! I find it all amusing, since this is a very part-time hobby for me. Extra-very-part-time hobby as of late. Sorry. I've been a slacker. I'll try to be better in the future. The truth is that I have been doing very little crafting. Well, I mean...I did replace a coat zipper for my father in law, but no picture (that would have been super exciting, I know).

Clara has been the recipient of my random spurts of creativity. I made her a warm and cozy microfleece cowl dress.

Her school had a Valentine's Day Sock Hop dance, and the theme for it was 1950s style. The school is in its 60th year - it was founded in 1952. So here is what I came up with (at the very last minute, because I am a procrastinator).

The cardigan is the one I knit her this summer, and I made a faux-collar for her, because they do NOT sell plain, white collared shirts for little girls. Anywhere. Seriously, what the heck? Then I made a basic circle skirt and embellished it with a white heart, since it was V-day and all. 

And that's that. I am dreaming of spring and Easter dresses. I have the fabric and patterns. I just need to get to them!

Hope you are crafting more than I am.


  1. What pattern did you use for the cardigan? It's really cute (so is the model)!

    1. Little Coffee Bean cardigan. It is free on ravelry. I expanded the sizing on it. It is a great pattern!