As is its wont, this year, spring in Tbilisi has been unable to make up its mind what kind of a season it would like to be. We alternate between high winds, torrential downpours and unrelenting sun. The summer preview has been helpful - we ate salads fresh from the garden most days last week AND I realized that the boy had almost no summer clothes. This realization coincided neatly with the release of the new free Oliver+S pattern, the Sunny Day Shorts.
I had some awesome plaid patchwork fabric that I figured would elevate the shorts from the very basic without having to fuss with making pockets or anything like that.
Little man is 15 months old and needs a 24-month size in RTW to clear his cloth-diapered bottom. In disposables, he could fit into an 18-month size. I made the 2T in these shorts and the rise is perfect. Coupled with elastic cut to his waist measurement (18"), these are the best-fitting shorts he owns. No gap!
Not surprisingly, the pattern is clearly written and nicely drafted. I know I will make him many more pairs!
I have also been making him some tshirts using Simplicity 5316. Somehow the two I have made have ended up too short, even though I added length. I haven't even finished the second one yet - I need to add a band to the bottom to make it more wearable. The first one I made using cotton/lycra jersey.
He mostly wears it under overalls, though he did rock it with denim shorts, sandals and black socks the other day. This much maligned old-man look is pretty cute on babies, I have to say!
The neck on this pattern features snap tabs on each shoulder, however, I can get his head through without unsnapping them. So for the second (too short, unblogged) top, I left off the snaps.
I had plans for a whole wardrobe of these tees, but we are getting ready to move in a little over a month, and I am madly working on some wedding sewing that has to be completed by then. I made up the shortfall with a quick trip to Target while at home for my mom's funeral ... and I was happier than ever that I sew. Target has gotten significantly more expensive since I was last in the U.S.!