Wednesday, January 15, 2014

pr&p week 1 - winter wonderland

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!


Materials:
Top - Knit from Girl Charlee
Purple accents - Organic cotton jersey from fabric.com
Pants - Black cotton velour

18 comments :

  1. as per underpants: gymboree actually has little panties in a size 2 :) they totally fit tiny Heineys! I know it is annoying that Target starts underwear sizes at 4 when TONS of kids (mine) are wearing underpants at 2. Really cute outfit!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, but Gymboree's are too big :) Mae has a 17.5" waist which is so tiny compared to any size 2 underwear I've found. And thanks for the compliment on the outfit too!

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  2. Great shirt. I love the lines of it. Have you tried looking online for smaller underpants from countries like China and India where very early potty training is popular (12-18 mo). Look up elimination communication and see if you can find some links.

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  3. I love the high low on the hemline and it looks super comfy. As long as they keep their clothes on I swear it's a win. My Instagram feed is basically a standing advert for kitschycoo's underwear pattern. I swear they are super quick and easy to sew and a slight boy short cut so it doesn't freak me out too much when my girl insists on wearing just them and a top around the house haha. I know it sounds ridiculous, but you should check them out. They'd be a great option and it uses up those little scraps. Oh, and they are super easy to get off and put back on which is a huge plus for my girl who insists on doing things herself :)

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    1. For some reason I am really opposed to sewing underwear! I have no idea why because it would probably only take a few minutes :) I'll go find your Instagram feed and take a look ... and then I'm sure I won't be able to help myself and I'll be sewing underwear by the weekend :)

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  4. Love the fabric and model of the shirt! It looks really great on your daughter.

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    1. Thanks! The fabric is one of my favorite knits prints ever!

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  5. Moose fabric with the purple trim was a really good choice. She looks adorable & you should be so proud of her!
    http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Before this week I never would have paired moose and purple :)

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  6. I totally almost bought the bear version of this on girlcharlee. Great pick! & a very comfy looking outfit too. :)

    Mae

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    1. I almost bought the bear version along with the moose version! And I love your name ;)

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  7. This is such a great winter wonderland look. Great Job!!
    with love,
    -Jo

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  8. I love the fabric combo. It looks so comfy!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty sure that's the only reason Mae is willing to wear it :)

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  9. The design of your top is exactly what I had in mind to make my niece for the 4th week of PR&P. I'm totally pinning it. LOVE IT!

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    1. Thanks! Fortunately it's pretty easy to modify a hem to get this look, so I'm sure I'll be making a few more like it too :)

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