For every holiday I have these grand plans to make the kiddos clothes. I usually go as far as to pick the patterns and buy the fabric and then all the sudden it is a couple days before and I haven’t started and I just abandon the idea all together. For Easter it wasn’t much different, I purchased the fabric a few months ago and never really settled on a pattern. Last week was spring break for the kiddos so I got even less sewing done than I normally would. Somehow I arrived at Saturday morning with a pattern for Ben picked and still no final decision for Sophie. Normally I would have scrapped the idea at this point but I was determined to make something, plus my in-laws were in town so I knew they would keep the littles occupied so I could get some sewing done.
Today is the start of another round of Kids Clothes Week and I couldn’t be more excited to sew some things for the littles this week.
Both kiddos are in desperate need of basic pieces. Sophie is getting much taller so all of her pants and tops are getting short and while a midriff baring shirt was really cool in the 90’s it’s not so cool on a 3 year old now. Benny is busy growing and is finally moving out of 12 month clothes and into 18 months. So yeah, both kids need shirts and pants.
When my sister decided to throw a tangled party for my niece Elsie’s second birthday she asked if I could help with a dress. The original plan was to just take a Rapunzel dress she already had and alter it to better fit Elsie. After a bit of thought we decided it would be easier to sew something new.
Since the Rapunzel dress is quite detailed I thought I would go for a Tangled inspired dress that would work great for the party but that didn’t require things like embroidery and a corset. Because really a 2 year old would just be happy with a purple dress.
Sophie loves when I make her clothes, especially when they are pink. She makes my sewing momma heart smile when she proudly tells anyone who asks that her mom made her clothes. I hope that she never loses that pride in wearing something that was made just for her, because I know I will cherish the way she reacts when I show her what I have made.
One of the things that I am going to focus on this year is sewing through my stash both my fabric stash and my pattern stash. Over the last year I have amassed a huge collection of pdf patterns yet I find myself making the same patterns over and over again. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I absolutely love some of my patterns but it is also fun to stretch your skills and try something new.