October 15, 2012

Normally, I'm against mother-daughter matchy-matchiness, but this fabric was so awesome I had to make pajama pants for both Chloe and I.

This is amazingly soft, thick, good quality flannel.  I mean it, we're talking PRIMO shit, here.  This is The Stuff, and I got it from my exceptionally-good-quality-fabrics dealer, Virginia, at the Gather Here Stitch Lounge in Cambridge.  If you haven't been and it's remotely in your acceptable range of travel, don't think about it- just go.

What's so great about pajama pants is that I didn't even use a pattern.  I based my pjs off a pair of yoga pants I have, accounted for the stretch in the yoga pants that would not be in the flannel, and winged it.  I knew I was playing with fire but they actually turned out really well.

For Chloe's, I just folded a pair of her pants in half, smoothed them out, gave myself about a quarter inch of seam allowance and cut away.  The other great thing about pajama pants is that they are so easy and quick to do, I did hers while she was napping.  Having tried them on, they JUST fit, and I'm wishing I'd added that little triangle panel I see on so many of her pants.  I may alter them to add that.

Given that my house is a mess, there's no real food to speak of in the cupboards and I'm in serious need of some clean bras, I'm going to cling to this as my only hope for a feeling of accomplishment, and I'm going to let it ride.

September 7, 2012

This is Chloe.

We made her, and got to meet her one year and three days after we lost her dear sister.

She's pretty awesome.