So I rarely sew things for my children. In fact, they BOTH are still awaiting their baby quilts. Kenzie's is almost done- just needing a binding, but Ash's is nothing but a few completed blocks. I'm not sure how many baby quilts I've made in the past four years, but it's truly a sad testament to my parenting style that there are babies all around this island snuggling with their blankies, yet my kids, well, aren't. So this year for Christmas, I was SET on making my babies some gifts. And I did! Here are some pics of new duds they received. I know I'm partial, but seriously? So cute.
For Asher I made a pair of pants with knee pockets. I used this fabulous tutorial: MADE Kid pants with flat front Take some time on her site- she's got the most amazing tutorials, and her blog is beautiful.
I was hoping these pants would turn out a bit bigger- I guess I need to work on my pattern drafting skills a bit. I lucked out in that they at least fit him now- but there's not much room to grow. The material is a japanese cotton with linen knee pads. It's super soft and super cool.
And MacKenzie received a wrap-around circle skirt. I went here for some help. I was hoping to make her a skirt in the same fabric as Ash's pants, but didn't have the length left in the fabric I had purchased. So I used this awesome print I have been hoarding for awhile. (I'm a baaad fabric hoarder!) It's lovely- a wonderful swing to it, and fairly adjustable. It is the PERFECT twirling skirt.
I love seeing my littles in their new clothes- and knowing they love wearing them as much as I loved giving them. It feels so good to make things for people you love!
And speaking of people I love, here's my Mr. with his nattily attired youngin's. (Can girls be nattily attired? Hmm..) His thermal has a little hand-painted elephant wearing shoes. Have you ever mouthed the words "elephant shoes" to someone? Try it :)
Elephant shoes to all of you. Check back soon for the full Christmas present round-up. I'll show and tell all the fun things I've made this year.