Arm-y leggings: so-called cos they are made from the ARM-ies from daddy’s old tshirt SLEEVE-ies. Amazing how parenthood affects one’s speech – higher pitched, and all nouns are fair game for being customised with an ‘y’ on the end. You know
- bath → bathy
- food → foody
- bum → bummy (translation for US readers: bum = butt)
Sensing a theme or topics of daily interaction here?
These were super fast and easy to do. Now Baby Marina has slightly more predictable sleep patterns, I managed to plan, with military precision, an evening’s quick sewing. These leggings can be yours too if you:
- take an adult tshirt* with sleeves big enough to stuff child’s chubby thighs into
- roughly measure ankle to crotch of child with nappy on and add 1-2cm
- mark this on the seamed side of the sleeve (see picture below)
- roughly measure crotch to waist of child with nappy on and add 1-2cm
- mark & cut a curve crotch-waist seam (I used another pair of leggings as a guide)
- place two legs together, right side to right side and overlock the crotch seam
- overlock waist hem, fold over elastic then stitch into place with gentle zigzag to allow a little stretch
*do check with owner of tshirt first.
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