As I was contemplating my second post for the Watcha Wearing January tour I knew I wanted to do it for kids clothes. My closet is probably only about half handmade but my girls are close to 90% (I’ve yet to make jeans for them since I can pick them up for ten bucks and pj’s are about half rtw since they are just too darn cute!). You guys see plenty of cute styled pics like the one above but I wanted to give you guys a glimpse into our reality.
I’d like to share what actually gets worn in our day to day. I never really know what will be a favorite and what will sit on the hanger. I always try to involve my kids when I sew and let them pick out fabrics and patterns and sometimes we hit the jackpot. For pattern tests I usually ask which girl likes the pattern the most. They have such different personalities that I’m getting pretty good at sewing for their own styles. My boys are all about the comfort and I know I can’t go wrong with comfy pants, raglans, and hoodies.
A glimpse into our laundry baskets this week will find:
This velvet Andromeda Top has been worn at least once a week since I made it. She has a matching one for her doll that is too cute too!
The Butterfly Cardigan is a new addition and both girls wear it whenever possible. It’s just such a cozy layering piece!
The Miss Mary Mack (affl. link) from Love Notions is another top that this one wears constantly. I really need to make her a few more. I just love the yoke detail and all the fun options it has.
For a real dose of reality I grabbed pics of my kids if they happened to be in mama made this week. They were usually taken after school or right after they woke up so they are lookin’ good!
Our Sunday looks:
After church casual:
Boxwood Joggers and a poncho I knit way before I even had a daughter (this is one of those things that kills me that she loves!).
It was fun to reflect on sewing for my kids and what makes something actually get worn. What are your go-to patterns for your kids? Anything that surprised you that they’ve fallen in love with?
Make sure to stop by all the other stops on the tour this week:
Wednesday, January 25th: Mahlica Designs
Friday, January 27th: Everything Your Mama Made and More
Make sure you head over to Sewing by Ti to enter two HUGE giveaways!