As much as I dislike seeing my little girl grow up, I'm really going to be glad when I don't have to buy a whole new season's wardrobe every three months. This kid has three cool-weather shirts and a skirt left over from last winter, and it's not getting any warmer in these parts! And here's a question for you, has your kid ever completely skipped a shoe size and gone all "Sasquatch foot" on you? (photo courtesy Elnora Flores)
We ended up with one pair of sweatpants and an $8 thermal tee. What can I say? I'm cheap, and all of the kid shoes were ugly. Seriously, what is going on in the fashion world? I'm just not going back to the 80's. It's too soon.
Nora needed a cardigan to take her t-shirts into fall, but I didn't find anything on sale, so I picked up that $8 top and determined to whip it into something we could use. Dan scoffed. I held my nose in the air and paid cash with the last bill in the "clothing" envelope. Have I shared TMI?
Once I was back at Crafty Central, I ruched up two long strips of old t-shirt. Then I slit the front of the thermal right down the middle and stitched the ruffles to the raw edges, turning the ends over the collar and hem.
I think both Mr. Doubtful and Little Miss Big Foot were impressed.