Camping fleece

In anticipation of a recent camping trip, I discovered that my toddler didn’t have enough warm and snuggly pants for camping. So, after some thought and research, voila!

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Did I mention she loves pockets right now? These in particular were able to withstand a serious collection of pebbles and acorns with only a few touch-ups necessary when we got home. Here’s the link I used for these cozies: http://www.fleecefun.com/childs-fleece-pants-pattern-and-tutorial.html

Oh yes. These. pants.

RedSpadesCuffed pantsI loved them so much I used the same pattern to make five or six pairs, as well as a pair or two for friends (including Emma – hi, Emma!). They are so very easy and I’ve kept the pattern thinking that one day soon (when I get some free time – what’s that?) I’ll make my little one some fun shorts. Check out the tutorial and pattern here: http://hammerandthread.blogspot.de/2011/06/easy-lounge-pants-tutorial-with-pattern.html

Onesie dress

So, after finding a number of adorable tutorials on Pinterest (I ❤ Pinterest!), I decided to try my hand at the so-called onesie dress. Through all the hand-me-downs, I ended up with two short-sleeved and stained, white onesies – oh, and did I mention they were too small too? Being the ambitionista I am, I bought a box of red Rit dye (about six months ago b/c I knew I’d get a wild hair soon enough) and threw a bunch of stained, white tops in the bucket of red dye. Two reddish onesies and one nursing tank later, I decided I probably won’t use Rit dye again – but let’s stay focused. I chose one of the onesies as my first victim and cut off the bottom half. Then I took a piece of fabric I’d been dying to use (no pun intended), that ended up to be the perfect size and shape and sewed them together. Head over to http://prudentbaby.com/2010/03/baby-kid/10-minute-onesie-dress-easiest-dress-ever-2/ to check out the great instructions to make your little one an adorable

Cute girly on a sunny, spring day

Cute girly on a sunny, spring day

onesie dress. As a sidenote: in order to avoid sewing and then seam-ripping because you’ve traumatized your child by having her try it on, only to find it’s waaaay too small, be sure to:

Stretch the onesie fabric as you sew the skirt on!