Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This winter has been oh-so-cold, and my jersey-loving girls aren't as cozy as they could be. I doubt they'll trade in their beloved leggings for fleece loungers, but I wanted them to have the choice, especially coming in from snow play or even a trip to the pool at the Y. They chose the prints themselves from the massive fleece selection at Joann's. The pattern is pattern O from Happy Homemade Vol 2, a Japanese sewing book I really enjoy (now available in English, though I find the illustrations in the Japanese version easier to use). My big girl's pants are the largest size and fit like a glove. A growth spurt has put my little one between sizes, so I used the next size up. Given the fabric, I think a size down would have worked better as these fit like fleece balloons. She doesn't mind a bit.
Kids' Clothes Week has begun. Although I missed day one (ah, Mondays!), I finally finished up these fleece pants today. I cut them and sewed the first seams oh, two weeks ago (!), so we'll just say that counts for yesterday and today's hour. It's all good, no?