I really want to sew along with Project Run & Play this season, but my first project kind of got overshadowed by releasing the Izzy Top pattern. Oh well, hopefully the next few projects will be a bit better :)
I think this is a little less winter wonderland and a little more winter reality! I made a goal at the beginning of the year that everything I make this year will be practical enough to be worn frequently. And the reality of our Michigan winters is that we don't leave the house if we don't have to, so comfort is all that counts.
The top is loosely based off of my Izzy pattern with slightly longer sleeves, wide cuffs and a high low hem. I also eliminated the gathering because it felt too fussy with the busy print on the fabric. Mae hates when I put shirts on her (I swear she would gladly be naked all the time!) but she willingly left this one on all day, so I'm calling it a win :)
The pants, the the other hand, were not a win at all. I cut out the fabric based on pants I made previously that fit over her cloth diaper. Then I decided to potty train Mae. The potty training went great (huge Yay!) but now the pants don't fit. Boo! Without a cloth diaper, Mae has just about the smallest backside ever! In fact, I haven't been able to find underwear small enough anywhere. If you know where to look, please leave a comment. I'm pretty desperate! After all she can't be naked all the time ... we do occasionally have to go places :) And before anyone suggests it, I don't have any desire to sew tiny underwear!
This is the only decent picture I could get of the pants. Mae was just plain done and ready to run out of the room if I took one more picture :) Thank goodness for Mae's LeapPad and Dora the Explorer!
Top - Knit from Girl Charlee
Purple accents - Organic cotton jersey from fabric.com
Pants - Black cotton velour