Have you ever read Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik?  In particular, the story where Little Bear wants something to put on?  Well, Dear Giraffe, one of Eleanor’s favorite loveys was feeling a little cold a couple of weeks ago. Since a fall-like feeling is beginning to creep into the air, I devised this incredibly simple “sweater” for Dear Giraffe because we certainly don’t want him to catch a chill.  It is just a rectangle of flannel with sides turned under and stitched around.

Sweater for Giraffe
(Sorry about the wrinkles, I just didn’t have it in me to press it before the pictures.)

I used a fancy stitch (my machine is ancient, so this constitutes fancy), just to dress up the edges a bit.

Sweater for Giraffe

I didn’t even do anything with the arm (leg?) holes other than just straight stitch around so they wouldn’t fray too much.  A little ribbon to hold it on and we have a warm and cozy sweater.

Sweater for Giraffe

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