I finally figured out something to do with the leftover fleece from baby boy’s soakers. I found a tutorial over at fleecefun.com for some too cute boutique-style fleece pants.
I had to make a pair for Curly Cutie. I used the size 5/6 pattern for her. She still could have used another inch in length. Pretty tall one I have over here. I also opted not to add lace trim around the bottom.
The pants just sat around for a little bit while I figured out what to do for a top.
We recently said good-bye to our neighbor as she moved out of the neighborhood. It was definitely bitter sweet. We did not want to see her go, but we knew the move was a good one for her. She lived alone, and was getting up in age. It was such a pleasure getting to know her and her children. She would often come over and ask if Curly Cutie could come for a visit. CC loved these moments because she knew yummy snacks would be involved. I believe my neighbor is the reason CC likes plants and bird feeders today. She would help watering the plants and refilling the feeders so the birds could eat.
My neighbor’s daughter knows that I sew and offered me several boxes of clothing hoping I could make use of the fabric. Well, that’s exactly what I did. I found a shirt in the box that I thought would make a wonderful top for CC’s boutique fleece pants. It just needed a little tweaking. I loved its nautical vibe.
CC is pretty much hilarious. I asked her if I could snap a few pics of her outfit. She obliged. She thought it would be a nice touch to grab her upcycled t-shirt scarf for a pic or two. The bottom-middle pic was taken as she was telling me that she was done taking pictures. Lol. That was a wrap.
One day, we plan to go visit our neighbor at her new home. CC will wear her refashioned shirt, and hopefully she will notice something familiar.
And this is how we’re clothing Curly Cutie the easy way.