After all of my daydreaming about how to kick-off my newfound sewing freedom, I forgot that my son was still wearing fleece-lined pants and long-sleeved shirts in late April, which is totally inappropriate for the climate here in North Carolina. Sure, the fleece-lined pants are cute, but it's time to bite the bullet and pack them away for future siblings. Yet another sentimental moment in motherhood - there are so, so many, aren't there?
So yesterday, I made Finn some soft denim knickers - a shortened and unlined version of my bubble pants pattern, and a simple appliquéd envelope tee made from a recycled men's t-shirt. (Both the pants and this envelope shirt pattern will be in my next book, by the way!) Many more warm-weather little boy outfits are in the works - a full wardrobe using only patterns and stash fabric that I have on hand, to save some money.
I made this t-shirt pretty long, so that it fits him for a good while (sparing me the sad twinge that comes with packing away baby clothes). The appliquéd patch on the front is from a precious piece of Japanese cotton/linen blend that I used to make this Oliver & S Playsuit for Finn to wear as a newborn. It fit for all of five weeks before the little butterball grew out of it.
But boy, is it difficult to get a nice photo of the front of his outfit when he's always standing right in front of something, or crawling to the next thing to stand in front of. It's not difficult to get a cute picture of his smooch-able face, mind you, but I'm talking pure, utilitarian, finished-object sewing photos. Oh well - soon enough, he'll be motoring around on his own two feet without support, and I'll be wistful for the crawling days!