She got her big-girl-backpack for her birthday – in polka dot of course. And I am starting to stress about the fact that I haven't gotten her any new clothes in like. 8 months. Dresses in the summer are so easy but she's going to need pants and a few things with sleeves and has generally sized up so reusing last year's clothes is probably not going to work.
When dressing my girls I generally don't believe in having 2 wardrobes – "crappy play clothes" and "nice clothes." Kids get dirty. I am not spending time and money on crap. If nice things get dirty they get washed. If they get ruined oh well – kid clothes barely fit for a season anyway. So no, I am not going to put my child in WalMart Garanimals or whatevertheheck in fear of fingerpaint.
Also not a huge fan of leggings. Unless under a tunic or something. But even then. I think leggings look like pajamas and am generally not a fan. On my kids or myself.
However, I have yet to muster the courage to sew pant-pants. I bought a pattern last year and and thinking about trying them but until then, GapKids skinny jeans it will be. And dresses. And skirts.
Aside from keeping my eyes peeled for Gap promos, I've put together a wishlist of items I'd like to sew. Especially from patterns I already own. And preferably using material I already have in my stash.
I'm loving the above pieces to sprinkle into Clara's preschool wardrobe. Top to bottom:
1. Oliver + S Sailboat Top/Tunic (I forgot I owned this. Whoops.)
2. Selvedge Designs Soleil Dress (I love both versions – I've already sewn one up for Elanor.)
3. Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt. I'm planning on making an assortment. We'll see if it happens.
4. Oliver + S Picnic Blouse. A classic favorite – CB could use some in the next size.