It was a rainy kind of a weekend here. A weekend of rain that the gardens so desperately needed. A weekend of rain that lent itself well to games of Uno, making pies, catching up on laundry, and generally, a whole lot of lazing about. And a weekend of rain good for quick and easy sewing in little pockets of time.
Harper was the recipient of this weekend's little moments of sewing time. Some new pants for summer, all in the 'lightest' of fabric weights I could find on my shelves. Vintage bedsheets (sent to me by a reader - thank you!), some of Anna Maria's voile, some pieces left behind from other projects. All the perfect summer weight as far as I'm concerned - crispy, soft, breezy cotton. Yes. Perfect summer pajama pants. Except that he's a baby and he gets to wear them all day. Lucky boy.
I used my standby pants pattern pieces - traced from a pair of pants many many years ago and added to and subtracted from as each of the babes has grown. (I wrote instructions on how I do this in The Creative Family.) There's such familiarity in this kind of sewing...perfect for a slow weekend like this one was.
Somehow, over the course of the weekend, he wore all three of them. (Might this be connected to my laundry pile? Hmn.) And somehow, I found myself snapping photos of him each time. I mean, really, now....I'm not sure how I was to resist such a thing.
When the sun came out just long enough for one humid baseball game, I thought I had perfected the 'lounge' factor with this outfit of Harper's. Light, crispy soft cotton pants, and a breezy (vintage hand-me down) kimono top. But, on his own, he took 'lounge' one fabulous step further - belly free. And that is precisely how he insisted upon wearing it for the remainder of the day - where he quite contentedly watched the game, smiling to himself all the while. My funny little lounge baby.