Ashley's post this month is one that I'm totally coveting. I think it's time to add a pair of these guys to the NDAD closet!! Check out her fun new look as well as the cutie-patootie, new furry friend that has joined her lovely family!
Happy October, everyone! It's getting quite brisk around these parts, and I'm hoping that the snow flurries hold out until after Halloween so that my kids don't have to go dressed as The Abominable Snowkids. Today's post is not particularly Halloween-y, save for the black color of the ensemble, however you can see the skeleton costume I made for my 2-year old here and the handmade fairy costume that my four-year old is wearing here! Yay for sewing skills and handmade wares - I have Marisa and the New Dress a Day community to thank for this huge parenting accomplishment!
I may very well rock this remake while trick-or-treating with my girls, complete with matching black puppy (the latest addition to Cartwheel Farm and my new sidekick) who actually inspired me to finally tackle this remake.
I have a number of palazzo pant jumpsuits that seemed to have been all the rage in the late 80s/early 90s when my mother was in the heart of her parenting years. I must admit, they are comfortable indeed.
Though the heavily pleated crotch area of this number wasn't terribly flattering.
I've been very intrigued by the harem-pant style I've seen on a number of the students at the college I work for, and figured that this was a chance to give it a try.
I started by removing the sleeves of the one-piece and sewing a fresh hem for the arm holes.
I then strung elastic through the hem of both pant legs to create the harem-pant effect.
I removed the buttons along the chest...
...and suddenly I had my very own jumpsuit that was more hip to the times.
I paired the outfit with my favorite zebra belt...
...and due to the cool temps, I threw on tights, my favorite leather boots, jacket, and a scarf and went strolling around with Gladdy as my matching black sidekick.
And admittedly, one-piece jumpsuits are indeed an extremely easy, comfortable choice.
Good thinking, Mom!