We have a long road ahead of us yet. Next week, hopefully, he will start outpatient therapy. We are incredibly lucky to have the gift of time for him to recover. Thanks to the generosity of his friends and colleagues at work, we have received enough donated leave that we will not have to worry about rushing him back to work before he is ready. Everyone has been very kind.
I love the O+S Sailboat pattern. It was the first O+S pattern I ever bought. I have sewed the pants three times now, the top three times (once as a dress) and the skirt once.
Zoia requested these pants several months ago. The fabric is a remnant-bin quilting cotton from Joann's. it is a lighter weight than most quilting cottons, and I think it cost about $1.24, so I grabbed it. The dots are navy on a turquoise background.
I sewed the pants, she tried them on, then put them in her drawer and completely refused to wear them. Then one night last week she suddenly declared that she would wear the polka dot pants the next day. I took advantage of her acquiescence and had her pose for some photos (good thing, too, as she has not worn them since).
One of the problems I found with these pants when I made them for my girls as babies is that they don't have much cloth diaper room. And even without diapers, the rise is a little low in the back for my be-junked 4.5-year-old.
It was a good wardrobe day all around when I managed to talk her into pairing them with one of my favorite makes ever - a sweet little linen dress sewn about two years ago from a Japanese pattern book. (Pattern #30 from Japanese book Boys and Girls Clothes #1848, in the 100 cm size).
Here it is right after completion. She was 2 years and 8 months old.
Oh my. Where did that time go?
She loved the dress when I made it. She wore it all the time. Last summer it mostly just sat in the drawer, and now I have to cajole her into putting it on. I will be so sad when she completely outgrows it.