This summer the kids drawers will largely be filled by clothes made by mom and grandma. While I was sorting through fabric and deciding on patterns to fill the current holes I started thinking about what they would actually like- what is going to get worn.
Now I will disclaimer this post with my kids are 2 and 3. Their opinions are subject to change. And some of the things that didn’t get worn are more me than them. But just for fun here are the 5 things they wear the most and the 5 things they don’t.
It’s Getting Worn and Loved-
I’m linking the post when there is one, click to check out details and more pic.s if you like.
The Anywhere Dress this little striped dress became a fast favorite of mom and toddler alike. It also elicited the incredibly rare husband compliment.
Monster PJs- If they are in the drawer that’s what he’s wearing. Period.
Parasaurolophus shirt- I didn’t do a post on this but it is a repurposed shirt re-made using the free Basic Tee pattern from Dana. I made a stack of them and then O and I searched the internet for images of his favorite dinos to freezer stencil onto his new shirts. He has 5 different dino shirts. He pretty much just wants to wear the Parasaurolophus shirt. Side note- quiz me I can name like 50 dinosaurs based primarily on silhouette.
Rollerskate dress- I made this dress for Easter, but it’s comfortable and cotton so it gets worn. I made her up a reversible version this weekend, there will be a post later this week.
Raglan Tee- I made some tweaks based on the original tutorial and draft in this post, and used the remaining monster knit. The sleeves pull slightly farther out on the neck.
He likes this version best, and once he got over that it could be worn out of the house and not just for pjs- is pretty happy rocking it. I also applied the neckband using the raw edge method from Sewing for Boys Raw Edge Raglan (also a well worn shirt).
So that’s the good stuff, time well spent right?
What about the blood, sweat, thread and swears that turned out to be less productive?