Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Fleece Attire

On Saturday, it was cold. Very cold. No amount of clothing could keep a person warm during an early-morning soccer tournament. (That would include two coats and a scarf and being wrapped up in a blanket, while sipping hot chocolate.) ::wink, wink, Nikki::

Being the only girl, Spenser's wardrobe is surprisingly lacking in clothing. She has several pairs of leggings, lots of skirts, but nothing to keep her warm. Toasty warm. Until ...



I made these drawstring pants out of some fleece I bought on clearance nearly two years ago. I had just found out that I was pregnant and thought maybe it might possibly be a girl, so I bought the fleece with hopes of making something for her. We all know how that turned out. She was born a he.

Anyway, I couldn't stop there...


I decided she needed a Sweet Wee Jacket from Bend-the-Rules Sewing. I used some more fleece from my stash and a vintage button for closure.


I used a decorative flowery-starry-snowflaky stitch around all of the edges in white, including the cuffs.

Of course, since making the warm, fleece outfit, the weather has returned to being cool, not bitter cold. I have no doubt, though, that it will get plenty of wear this season.

12 comments:

nikko said...

Cute stuff. I love sewing with fleece. Unfortunately, we need very little fleece down here. ;o)

Karyn said...

Oh, that looks so nice and toasty warm Lera! I love the decorative stitching you used (and the button!!).

Sarah and Jack said...

Hmmmm, I think I have some Thomas fleece hanging around here that needs to get used up and Jack could use some warmer pajamas....

Thanks for the idea. :-)

laeroport said...

Aidin had some fleece pants at that age - she LOVED them in cold weather. And that jacket is so sweet. Did you have to enlarge the pattern from the book, or did it fit her?

kirsten said...

so warm and snuggly!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh I love those! You are so creative!!

amandajean said...

I love those pants! (I could see me wearing some in my size.) the stripes are awesome.

randi---i have to say said...

I love those pants! They look so very cozy and I bet the jacket looks great with them!

TinkerBlue said...

Love the snowflake stitching. Looks toasty warm.

Chara Michele said...

Love the outfit. It looks so nice and warm:)

Cici said...

okay that is too cute. and i think you just pushed me over the edge to buy that book. can i make that little jacket for bigger girls, too? if so, i'm clicking right over to amazon.

and i'm so jealous. my machine doesn't have any of those fancy smancy stitches.

atet said...

What an adorable outfit! Hmmmn, I have some fleece hanging around in the basement ---