Well...this is my first wearable
FO (other than scarves and legwarmers)! I am so excited and feel pretty good about how it turned out. I've only been knitting since January so this was a big undertaking for me...but my 20-month old niece was worth it!
I modified the size to one smaller then the smallest size given on the pattern. The pattern is Knitty's MONICA: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTmonica.html
. I also took the advice of someone else who posted here a while ago, and left off the back ruffle...I think it looks cuter. I did a mattress seaming for the sides, but next time I am DEFINITELY going to do this on circs so as to avoid seaming! I also modified the strap instructions and just bound off the whole top edge, crocheted the straps separately, and then attached them. ALSO, I added a crocheted ruffle edging to the bottom since it didn't look long enough and I didn't want my niece to be exposing her belly at such a young age.
Anyway, here is a pic of the front:
...and the back