Oh, Brrr. Winter is truly here now!
We finally have ourselves a little bit of snow, some proper winter temperatures, and frozen ice. My littles are so excited with the 'beginning' of the season of snow and ice play. Skates are fitted and ready, sleds are by the door, ski poles scattered in the driveway, and I can't for the life of me get those ski boots off their feet - inside or not.
Meanwhile...inside, I'm stepping up my mission to 'keep them warm!" with the growing pile of flannel pajamas. Adelaide has worn little besides her jammies since she received them, and now Harper and Annabel can join her too as properly clad in mama-made warm jammies.
They each have two new pair. The fabrics, once again, are mostly Anna Maria Horner's (with the orange print being an exception). That flannel is just so thick and lovely, it's great for this. I'm sorry that I don't have a pattern source for you, as they were both drafted on-the-fly. Harper's, by tracing an existing pair (something I talk about in detail in The Creative Family), and Annabel's by eyeballing Adelaide's pattern and just cutting something smaller (if you're looking for something similar, Prudent Baby has a 2T tutorial).
Using the fabric on hand - small pieces and all - meant that I needed to mix the prints up a bit to get the fabric amounts I needed. Hence, Annabel's arms, and Harper's contrasting cuffs. Love that. I made Annabel's on the shorter side, to allow for all that crawling the little miss does. They work perfectly this way when paired with woolen underlayers. (These footed overalls get a lot of use these days).
Three down, just two more to go!