Last weekend we took the kids skiing for their first time! To say that they were excited is an understatement! They had each been asking about it at least once every day since we told them about the trip, which was before Christmas as it was part of their Christmas present. So, the anticipation had been building and building!
Of course, for such a "momentous occasion", I needed to make them something! But really, they did need some "snow clothes" or long underwear to keep them roasty, toasty under their coats and snow pants. I nearly took the easy route out and was about to purchase them long underwear, but then, after seeing these mini hudson pants from Monica I decided I must make some!
I had been seeing so many fantastic pairs of Mini Hudson pants from True Bias (the big kid version too, I'll get to those next month hopefully!) everywhere. The pattern calls for medium weight knit, ponte, french terry or sweatshirt knit, but I really wanted to make them out of fleece so off I headed to Joann searching for super stretchy micro fleece.
Henry picked out this great bike print...
He loves, loves, loves these pants! In fact, I think in the first week he had them he wore them no less than five times! They are so snuggly and soft and comfortable, even the cat has a hard time resisting them!
For Violet I chose this sweet little blue bird fleece, also from Joann...
She loves her pants too, but really only as lounge wear/snow clothes...Admittedly, I made them a bit too big, she doesn't like that they are so baggy (but she'll grow into them...)
Also, admittedly I made the wrong choice for the accents. I used a rib knit that doesn't have great stretch recovery and therefore the pockets and cuffs are too loose. Boo!
She does really like them though, so I've promised her that I will make her another pair that fit her better and are a little less "bold".
To go along with their snow bottoms I made them each Flaskback Skinny Tees out of performance fabric (from Joann).
It had been so long since I've made any flashback tees that I actually had to buy the next size up of the pattern for Violet! The shirts are far from perfect. I wasn't quite in the mood to be sewing with such slippery fabric at the time so the neck band is pretty sloppy, but they work. Henry put his on and exclaimed, "This is amazing!" He loves that it so slippery and sleek! Plus, it makes slipping a fleece over top a cinch!
Alrighty, well that's enough of my blubbering on about snow clothes, because today is actually a snow day and it's time to don the snow clothes and head outside!
Ps...I'm totally lazy and still haven't added the drawstrings, oops!