Normally the shady, poorly lit and executed kids clothes week pictures can be explained by the intense sewing schedule and hastily photographed items. But my hastily photographed item has no other excuse other than its maker’s lack of motivation to do any major struggling with little models.
Unfortunately, this super relaxed shoot still had its struggles. Little sister couldn’t stop photo bombing, and big sister is all drama. So she did what any other big sister would do and she stomped on Violet.
And she complained at me. And stretched her pockets waaaaay out. It’s ok though. This fabric is amazing and has great stretch recovery. Take that, Clover!
These are probably the comfiest pants in all the land. This wasn’t relevant data to Clover at first though, and she rejected them because they were “probably size 11 because they’re so big”. ?!? I sewed her up a size 7 unaltered from the famed Mini Hudson pattern.
(I’ve sewn it once before in a 2T for Hawthorne, back when I was using cardboard boxes as backdrops instead of dirty closet doors…Violet was wearing them yesterday and fits into them surprisingly well. hmm)
She completely rejected them and refused to wear them for a few days, and then I resuggested them to her as pajamas. She bought it and wore them a couple of times, though I haven’t seen them recently. I might see if they fit me as capris.
The pants are slightly on the long side, which is what I wanted for my lanky little 6 year old kid who’s built like Kermit. All legs. If I had been feeling less lazy, I would have graded a smaller size in width together with the 7 year length, because I would venture to guess she’s a 3T in width if I want the intended skinny look. But I just wanted to get them done. Time for tracing and fidgeting with patterns, let alone sewing things is precious right now with kids who never nap, and a baby who might or might not actually go to sleep in the evening so I can do something.
On a side note, violet finally grew into her seraphic pants. I made them last February.
The blue fabric I used for Clover’s pants is this great eco jersey my sister got for me in LA at Michael Levine’s. I think it’s a mix of organic cotton and bamboo with spandex in there for amazing stretch. Perfect for a lightweight pant for spring. It’s not too thin, so it won’t get worn out too quickly too. I’m hoping there’s enough left over to make myself a shirt.
Ah, sisterhoood. Lovely moments of comraderie, sprinkled between long stretches of this.
I’m typing this in the morning while Clover is still sleeping at 7 (weird), and Hawthorne is still sleeping (kind of weird, but not really considering how late he was up and how many times he freaking woke up last night. Haw-thoooorne) and Violet is up (not surprising) and bouncing around all over chattering nonstop and crisscrossing into my train of thought over and over (also not surprising). I feel the timer counting down for Hawthorne though, so I better publish this junk!