Tater has suddenly shot up, and looking through his closet the other day, I realized he’s low on both shorts and t-shirts. Lucky for him, I seem to have a teeny-tiny problem that overtook my dining room table:
Yes, I promise there’s a dining room table under there, but it is hidden under the majority of my knits-to-upcycle pile. (Yes, that means there are some more that aren’t pictured)
OK, so maybe the problem isn’t teeny. Or tiny.
Can a girl help it if she can’t pass up hand me downs, 49 cent thrifted t-shirts and keeping cute outgrown and/or hole-y shirts? Any reasonable person (me) would say no. Unreasonable people (Hubby) say yes.
But is it really a problem when I can choose a few pieces, and an hour later have this?
I used my trusty t-shirt pattern drafted like this with leftover cream interlock from this shirt, installed a henley placket like this, and why yes, those are the last little scraps from the Fields of Gold dress. Oh, and the collar is the only left over piece from the original Rose T-shirt.
I actually made the cargo shorts as my pattern test pair before I did the lined Cargo Shorts for the Wildflower White outfits. They’re from scrap gray fine wale corduroy I had left over from these pants. And wow, look how much Tater has grown since those pants – the baby fat in his face is gone now. Sniff.
When did my toddler definitively become a little boy?
And the whole cute outfit cost me $0 extra dollars since it was all from scraps I already had. But since it barely made a dent in the pile (OK, not even a dent. You can’t tell that anything is missing) look for many more upcycled projects to come this summer.
At least he still does completely goofy things. “Take pictures of me jumping, Mommy!”
Love that kid.