As part of my late-winter-get-ready-for-spring purging, I tackled my five littlest ones' closet. They all share one closet that was built into our new laundry room...rods for hanging things on one side and shelves on the other. They each have one shelf and a basket for socks and underwear. Everything five little ones need for clothing is all in one closet in the same room as the washer and dryer. I love our new system, and it really helps me keep track of the little ones' clothes and keep them to a minimum. Over the course of the winter, though, they have outgrown quite a few items, so I decided it was a good time to pass on what we didn't need and make a few things that we do need. After cleaning out the closest, I found that Little #9 only had one pair of pants that still fit her. Although she loves to wear dresses, it's nice to have an extra warm layer to tuck under them, especially on chilly days like today. I pulled out my favorite pants pattern, Anna Maria Horner's reversible Quick Change Trousers, found in Handmade Beginnings. Here are three I made for one of my little men a while ago.
I love the pink fabric with white elephants. I purchased it quite a while ago on etsy and have been saving it for just the right project...the elephants are Little #9's favorite too. The butterfly fabric was a remnant from a dress made for Little #6 a few years ago. The pants sewed up quickly, both were done in two hours...I like projects like that these days. Little #9 couldn't wait to wear them and had to embellish with a tutu and a big flower in her hair.
The next items on my list of sewing are a few spring dresses and tops. I have been drooling over the Citronille patterns, especially Marie, Suzanne, Selma, and Solveig. I love the simple, classic lines of these French patterns, and the possibilities are really quite endless. I may just have to take the plunge and order a few.
Linking up with Nicole.