You didn’t think I forgot the E when making Christmas jammies? This mama may be negligent and unfit for parenting* but I did manage to make him pajamas out of his very favorite fabric.
Me: “Those are moons, Elliot, MOONS.”
E: “No, they’re pumpkins.”
Me: “Child, you make me CRAZY LOCO!” (what can I say I pick up the lingo when I’m in Mexico)
*Monday on a trip to the bakery I accidentally opened his car door not realizing he was leaning on it from the inside and then watched in slooooooow motion as he literally landed on his HEAD (!) on the bare concrete. Then he insisted on walking into the bakery with a cut lip, bloody nose, and gravel bits embedded in the 3-inch bump on his forehead. He must have known that Bakery Jan would give him a free chocolate chip cookie. And thank goodness she did because it actually seemed to make everything better. I however am still suffering emotionally from this event.
|when he saw this picture: “that’s me feeling sad” (taken BEFORE he fell, I would like to add!)|
Bottoms are from the Oliver+S PJ pant also previously lauded in this space; this time I added a few inches to the bottom instead of the bias tape binding so that I can let them down a little as he grows like a weed as nearly 4 year olds are apt to do.
And I do need to talk about this lovely knit fabric because it is truly the most lovely soft stretchy fabric you can imagine. It’s a crying shame that solid knits don’t photograph like glamorous prints do and almost never get the praise they deserve because basic solid knits are the most versatile fabrics for children’s clothing. It’s the same crazy stretchy soft stuff I always use for my baby tights (some of you have been commenting that you can’t get the baby tights to fit over cloth dipes? This fabric will work. Promise.) I believe it is Robert Kaufman Panda Knit and if I could find the cream somewhere online I would link it (although Phat Fabric has the black on super-sale!).
It’s snowing today! Time to go play!
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