While following some crazy rabbit trail about making children's clothing, I found this great site called "You Can Make This." I downloaded the pattern for the boy's (and girl's) romper. It was just all too perfect for my needs, with sizes from 3mo to 4T. I could make pants, shorts, little ones for O and big ones for D. These are simply my FAVORITE sorts of things to dress my boys in during the hot SC summer months.
While I'd like, someday, to be able to truly call myself a sewer, I have to admit that for a while I was really scared of making anything involving curves and patterns. It just seemed like too much attention to detail to me. I've made appliques for t-shirts once for the boys, along with a couple of backpacks, but no clothing. While this romper was rather simple to make with the pattern, there would be no way I could do this without one. This was my first attempt at sewing clothes and I am so happy with the outcome.
They still need buttons, but aren't they cute? This is a light seersucker fabric lined with white cotton. I'm going to leave them long for a few more months and then hem them shorter when it warms up. This is the 18mo size. I'm planning to make a bigger one for Deacon using this fabric. I'll probably applique a train on them, or maybe an airplane. These will be their Easter outfits this year--if I can make it happen. (Andy says I should leave off the trains, planes and automobiles until after Easter. I'm not sure that's necessary.)
I noticed that the colors really match Owen's name train that he got for his first birthday from grandma. Maybe I'll get Owen's photo taken while wearing the romper and playing with the trains. Won't it be so cute? He really is rather photogenic, don't you think?
He's a little bit cartoony too. Once I get buttons on it and my camera back, I'll take pics of Owen wearing them. (Photobooth doesn't have a "kids and pets" function, so there's no way I could get a clear picture of him using the computer.)