When my son was born, he had tons of beautiful baby clothes. People were so generous at our baby shower that I don't even think he wore them all. As he grew out of them they wound up in grocery bags in a closet. I'd look at them on and off, wondering, "Should they stay or should they go?" Well, finally...they went. The declutterer in me took over, reasoning that I may never have another baby and if I do, what are the chances that it will be another boy and born in the same season?
Apparently, very good. Baby boy number two is due within a week of my son's birthday. A decluttering regret? Nah. It simply means I now get to declutter my fabric stash by making baby clothes.
I started with some pants. Not a single piece of fabric or thread or bias tape was purchased for these...my goal is to outfit this new little one with only material on hand.
Isn't that elephant print fabric great? Seems ideal for baby pants. Japanese import of course, purchased from Superbuzzy way back when. So glad I'm finally using it.
Made a few bigger sizes too, since the little stage goes by so quick! Those dots/stripes pants are pretty goofy, but I didn't have enough fabric in left in either to do pants in just one pattern.
Last, my son picked this fabric out from my stash (I used it to reupholster a chair in my art room about a year ago) and wanted a pair of pants made from it. This was his very first "make this for me" request, so I was more than thrilled to make him some crazy, happy, clown pants. Made a matchy-matchy pair for the wee one too. They are so bright and cheery they make me happy just looking at them.
Hope your long weekend was a good one! In addition to all this sewing today, we had a beach picnic yesterday and this afternoon we have a barbeque. I love Memorial Day weekend, it really has always marked the official start of summer for me.