We're a religious family. We're active in our church, try to live our religion, and firmly believe in the power of prayer.Part of me is hesitant to send this out over cyberspace, but I'm doing it anyway. Losing her would be absolutely devastating, so I'm gonna ask. Pray for my mom, Nadine, please? We need all the prayers we can get. Back to the point.
|One of Nikki's new Valentine's bows|
Combine that with the fact that Nikki is at an awkward size. She drowns in a lot of commercial 18 month clothes, 12 months is too small, and of 18 months what does fit is almost too small.
Nikki desperately needs some long pants. She has only two pairs that fit well, and has been rotating between them. My base pattern was the Pier 49 pants from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. (I'm not affiliated with them, but I do like some of their stuff.) I made her a pair last summer in 12 months, and they fit until last month, so I know for sure these will last a long time... at least in infant clothing time! ;) I ditched the original pockets, the belt loops, and the string. The pants themselves are made from some wale-less corduroy I picked up on sale at Joanns last year, and Nikki picked the pink heart fabric from the leftover bin. Y'all might recognize it as the pink part of Gracie's
polka dot dress!
Instead of rivets, because, frankly, I'm out and I've never seen any at Joanns, I opted for heart shaped buttons. But I didn't have enough, and Joanns didn't have enough, so I mixed them with the same clear glitter buttons that I used on the girls' Christmas nightgowns. The back waistband is adjustable. A long time ago, I examined a commercial adjustable waistband and figured out how to do it. (Tutorial can be found here.) Because it will extend the life of these pants, I decided that was the way to go, and I freely admit that it figured in my choice to use the Pier 49 pattern--I knew it could be done!