I know I’m not the only parent that had a miserable time trying to convince their 2/3 year old to go #2 in the potty. Pee? No problem. Sit down on the potty to poo? Nope. No go. FOR A WHOLE YEAR! I don’t know why, but trying to clean stains out of underwear is SO much worse than cloth diapers. It’s probably a mental thing, because it’s kind of expected to have poo in a diaper. I wanted to just throw them all away. Every last stained pair. But alas, I would have blown the budget on undergarments for a 3 year old, so that was out of the question. But I did consider it… seriously. Ugh. I hope we don’t have to repeat that with the rest of our kiddos.
I’m happy to say I’m now a proud parent of one TOTALLY potty trained child. Thank you very much. My daughter now has become VERY specific about what underwear she wears (with a preference for anything Frozen, obviously). Truly, she will search an entire stack of clean underwear for the beloved Anna or Elsa undies… yep, undies. Oh, to be 3 years old again. Well, I thought since she seems to like things that I make her I would attempt to sew up a pair or two myself.
Knits. Some people love ’em, some people hate ’em. I have discovered that with the right tools, they aren’t so bad. Walking foot & ballpoint needles are the best investment ever. Oh wait….my machine came with them. But seriously, I would have spent $$$$ for them for as much heartache and suffering they have saved me.
K had picked out fairy fabric at the store and I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to make with it. I’m personally not a huge fan of super busy prints for girls dresses and tops. Then I realized that it was perfect for a camisole & matching underwear.
I used this underwear pattern from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. The instructions were easy to follow and things were going smoothly. I finished the camisole, started on the underwear, and realized at around midnight that I had messed up… oops. I had serged the leg binding on the WRONG side. Now, for two reasons this was disheartening. #1. I was almost done, had I sewn it correctly. #2. I’m not skilled at seam ripping serged seams quite yet, especially with knits. So I threw in the towel for the night and started again today.
This pattern was a little big for my skinny mini, so I downsized to a 2T. I had previously made one in pink with white polka dot cotton/lycra fabric but somehow cut the 18T size so they are a little snug. The fairy fabric is less stretchy so the fit is not quite as perfect as I’d like but I’m pretty sure that is user error and not the actual pattern itself.
I used my serger as well as my sewing machine on this to speed things up, but it wasn’t necessary. These could have been easily made with just a sewing machine. By the way, am I the only one whose child says “mama, look at my cute bum?” Kids these days. Anyway, thanks for reading!