My son is two and a half. He has been using the potty for a while now, but still needs help and wears a pull-up at times. Why am I telling you the sordid details of my son's life? Because, you could not imagine how difficult it is to find cute clothes that address the pull-up fullness AND the ups & downs of daily potty runs! Most of the clothes in stores that are cute have buttons and zippers... no good for a quick dash to the potty. The ones that are elastic are sweats or knits that have no shape or style. (At least at the places I can afford to shop!) I have just begun sewing for my little man and I have been having a blast doing it! One of my favorite things to use when creating for my boy are home decorator fabric remnants. I know, it sounds a little crazy - pictures of couch print pants and drapery sheers for sleeves fill your head. But it's not really that strange. The fabric store near my home sells home deco remnants for $5-$6/yd. And this stuff is GOOD QUALITY! I've gotten micro suede, beachy-feeling canvasy-type stuff, just wonderful patterns and colors that say SPRING without screaming GIRLY! I may be fooling myself, but I also feel like they will hold up to my rough-and-tumble little guy a little better than your average bottom-weight. This all brings me to my most recent outfit made for him. A month or so ago, I purchased the Sun & Surf pattern collection from Pattern Anthology. There are not enough good words in the English language to describe how much I love the pieces in this collection. I have a five-year old daughter and a 2.5 year old son and have made (or at least cut out) each piece at least once. They are stylish, easy-wearing, detailed clothing with a specific point of view created by some exceedingly talented ladies whom I greatly admire. PLEASE check them out!
BUT FIRST, check out my little man in his Surfer Slacks and Submarine Pull-Over. Those surfer Slacks are SO AWESOME!! They are roomy enough for a pull-up, but still look slim. And they have a fantastic elastic waistband that my son can pull up/down with ease! I just love them! He has a Beachy Boatneck on in navy blue underneath, but alas, would not take the pull-over off to show me:
This is my front!
And this is my back!
Too much CUTENESS!!