Do you ever avoid sewing things you "have" to sew? I do, all.the.time. It is a really bad habit. I should be finishing this stack of skinny jeans or Halloween costumes but instead I made an outfit for Sam, that he doesn't even really fit in yet (both items are 6m). Once I get an idea in my head I will obsess over it until I do it (unless I have to do it^^).
I see all over pinterest little boys in leggings, and I wanted to see how I felt about them on Sam so I made a pair of O+S Playtime leggings. I decided to do a fabric that wasn't decidedly boy, so that if I hated the look I could pass them on to a little girl. I don't *hate* them, but I am still undecided. Let me back up, though, this all started when I wanted to figure out how to alter the Lil' Papoose Moccasins to look more like the super out of my budget moccasins that are popular now. So I picked up some pleather to try out before I invest in some legit leather and played around until I got it, then I made a pair for my nephew too, who unlike Sam, actually wears shoes. And if I went that far, why not make a shirt too? I used the School bus Tee for that.
I never thought I would be one to make shoes, but I can see these becoming a new addiction, and a new go-to baby gift. I made one 0-3 size first and it was a little tight, as was sort of expected being he is 3 months now and has fabulously chubby everything. So then I made the 3-6 and there is plenty of room. I know making shoes for someone who doesn't come close to needing them is a little ridiculous, but what is life without a little whimsy?
I made the leggings in a 12m width around the legs, but 6m in the waist thinking it would be a little looser, but again- super chubby everything. They are growing on me.
The shirt doesn't fit yet, but I figured it probably wouldn't. I need to stop my brain from wanting to make 2 or 3 more right this minute. But this little grumpy guy is helping me stay away from the machine too much. He goes through spurts, a few days he will be so happy and can be left in the swing or on a blanket and other days he needs to be constantly held. Sigh, guess I should finish my "have to" pile the next time he has a good day.