I love sewing little kids clothes. But it is a challenge when they are far away, and you don't get to see them very often. As Axelgirl and I have designed several other outfits, in our heads at least, I'm hoping for some feedback on how they fit.
I made matching outfits for my niece and nephew. My FIL loves to fly model airplanes, so I decided to go with an airplane theme for them. It took me a while to find something that wasn't too girly or too boyey (is that even a word) Fabric Finders made a cute pique with airplanes on it in two color ways, it was hard to find, but I finally located it at PBJ Kids.. I decided to go with the orange/lime/turquoise instead of the primary colored one. They are both lined in Pima Cotton gingham. There are times I wish I had about 10 yards of every color of this stuff. I love using gingham for accents, linings, and for just things.
Both outfits are made from Martha Pullens Applique book. Using another pattern, I cut down the JonJon to about 6 month size (at least that was my goal). The jumper is a size 2. Since my niece and nephew are about 15 months apart, this seemed about right. They also live in Tucson, so I don't have to worry about the weather as much. It does get cooler in the winter, but since I planned these outfits for about 6 months from now, they should be fine.