There are many things I love about sewing for my kids. One is how much I enjoy seeing them wear what i’ve made them over and over and over again. Another is how little fabric kids clothing uses.
This project gave me both.
I made this Mini Jarrah for Buddy when we were working on the Mini Jarrah pattern, and almost immediately after I’d finished he asked for matching pants. You’ve got to love a kid that likes a matching set, and Buddy loves matching sweatsuits ;). Chris and I still disagree on whether this is casual wear or pajamas (Buddy and I say casual wear, Chris says pajamas haha).
For the pants I turned to my favourite kids sweatpants pattern, the Mini Hudson by True Bias. I’ve used this pattern so much for my kids and truly love it. It’s the perfect kids sweatpant!
I couldn’t believe my luck when I realised i could fit a pair of Mini Hudsons in the leftover fabric. I can’t decide if this is a happy accident or my past self being super organised and making sure to buy enough!
For this pair I really wanted to add contrast details and was really happy that I still had enough matching ribbing to do so. The fabric and ribbing are both See You at Six fabric which i purchased from Maai Design. At the waistband I used my favourite lazy trick of just sewing the cording to the waistband as faux ties. Yup I did that and I’m rather happy about it lol.
Buddy on the other hand would like you to know I made him tuck his shirt in for the below photo to show the waistband. He was not on board with this styling decision and would like that information to be noted on the record ;)
But though I adore the fabric used for this set, what i love most about this project is how much Buddy loves this set. He literally won’t stop wearing it in winter. You have to pry it out of his hands. The sweatpants were worn so much last year they developed a split in the centre back and i had to resew the centre back seam! That makes me really happy. I know I should be upset when my kids destroy clothing I’ve made them, but when the destruction comes about due to honest to goodness playing like a kid in the great outdoors – who could possibly be mad? Not me.
The cold weather is supposed to be starting in Perth soon (it’s hard to believe because it’s still so warm!) and I can’t wait to see this sweet little guy running around in his matching set 24/7 again.