**This is the Bear Carrier pattern from the book Oliver + S Little Things to Sew by Liesel Gibson.**
I think I have a buttonhole phobia.
I've had the pieces cut out for this bear carrier for a couple of weeks and just couldn't get myself to sit down and sew it all together. I think I was procrastinating because I knew there were buttonholes involved. My last foray into buttonhole-dom resulted in a faux button sewn over top of snaps. But I can't believe I put off making this cuteness so long!
And guess what? The buttonholes went off without a hitch this time. It may be because I used my old sewing machine, which I've successfully buttonholed with before. I made two practice holes and the rest was a piece of cake. A very nerve-racking piece of cake, but cake nonetheless. Why do buttonholes always have to be the last step? I know it's just the way things are constructed, but running the risk of ruining a 95% completed project is quite stressful!
I used a Michael Miller Zoology print for the carrier. You can never go wrong with Michael Miller for kid stuff. I sort of wish the pocket hadn't covered up so much of the print, but I did get that hippo front and center! The straps are just a solid from Moda and check out the super cute way they cross in the back.
I really should have saved this for a birthday gift since K will be 3 (!) at the end of March, but I just couldn't resist letting her have it now. She is all about her baby dolls lately- changing diapers, feeding them, putting them in Time Out. Her babies spend a lot of time in Time Out. She was very excited to strap Pink Baby That I Got For Christmas to her chest today (she doesn't name babies, just describes them). I think this carrier is going to get a lot of use!