The middle child recently declared that she didn’t have enough “cozy” things to wear anymore. Something about growing out of them and/or destroying them while playing outside.
She’s a big fan of pants that are stretchy and tight and shirts with hoods. She’s a happy, cozy little person.
All fabrics are from Organic Cotton Plus, and were given to me as a gift in exchange for a blog post. This happened right after the complaint about no cozy clothes, so the timing couldn’t have been better!
Can you tell?
She was so excited, she apparently attempted to dislocate her shoulder in celebration.
Her shirt is made with the Bimaa hoodie pattern and some of the striped baby rib from Organic cotton plus. I really like the rib. It’s a heavier fabric but very soft, so great for making durable and warm things for cooler weather. If winter would just arrive here, we’d be set!
Her hood lining is a lighter jersey from OCP as well. The color is called Lichen, and looks pretty different in the photo online compared to in real life. Same with the baby rib. I have that experience almost every time I order anything online, so if you’re looking for a very specific color, you better get a swatch first.
This jersey doesn’t have a ton of stretch, so it’s more suited to looser fit tees than, say, leggings or something that needs to be squeezed into. It suited my project perfectly though because I wanted the hood to have a bit of structure.
I was really excited when I unwrapped it, and even more once I had washed it. I guess you’d say it quilted up a little? Even though it’s not quilted. It got squishier. This stuff isn’t flimsy at all either. It was a super heavy chunk of fabric to cut from, and will finally be the answer to Violet’s knee hole issue in every pair of pants I give her. And butt holes. Maybe that wasn’t the right phrasing……She tends to wear holes in the back of her pants.
Because I liked it so much, I just used the rib from the shirt to add the details and cuffs onto the pants too. It might be too matchy matchy, but she won’t always be wearing these together. Though she might be for a while, because she’s in love with them.
The spying eyes crack me up. She saw a picture on pinterest recently that she begged me to recreate, and this is it. Hawthorne says it’s a wolf. I’ve got enough baby rib left to make him a shirt too, so maybe he’ll get a wolf version.
Tim and I left the house without kids for the first time in……I don’t know. I literally don’t know. Years? And saw Star Wars, because it had to be done. The showing happened to be in 3D, which was pretty weird, but nice to experience once. I’ll say I’m looking forward to seeing it in regular D on our TV though.
Oh man, it was so good though. Thank God they wrested Star Wars from George Lucas and gave it to someone else. Sorry, old Throat Pouch. It’s just true. Jar Jar Binks is just the worst. And nobody gives a shit about the senate.
I snatched an extra pair of 3D glasses and brought one back for each kid. It was the least I could do after ditching tiny Star Wars fans and seeing the new one without them.
This is probably some kind of shameful and ridiculous record, but Hawthorne turned 2 in the end of July and this was the first time he’s ever been babysat. I’m not always an attachment parent….but when I am…..
The Christmas fervor is reaching its peak over here with the kids. They just “can’t believe it” that the day is so close, and I hear random shouting announcements during the day about how many days are left.
Soon there will be legos and books pouring out of every crevice of our existence.
Beautiful books and lego sets always win here. And nerdy shirts. I’ve got to finish their Christmas Eve Pjs really quickly here. There are two Bumble the Abominal Snowman fans who are going to be very happy with their new stenciled thermal PJ shirts (though I wish I had gotten the thermal from Organic Cotton Plus, because it’s kind of wimpy. Oh well) and one girl who keeps changing her mind about what she wants and will just get whatever she gets now.
Yes, I’m talking to you, Clover!
Fabrics used for this outfit are all from Organic Cotton Plus
Being pregnant, I now kind of want to mass produce a bunch of organic knit baby blankets with some of the stuff from OCP. Who wants an extra baby blanket? Lol.
Next month I’ll be crossing the threshold into the third trimester. The time of bladder crushing, people staring and telling me I’m going to pop, sciatica limping, figuring out how to cram four kids into a two bedroom townhouse, name debating, joyful counting down to the last baby of the family being born. Oh, plus some sewing. There will be sewing.