Tuesday, April 06, 2010

My little sewing adventure

For some reason Joshua's 2 and 3 year old flannel pajamas don't have a strap at the top to prevent a child from unzipping them. It took Joshua about 30 seconds to figure this out the first time we put him to bed in them this winter. Luckily he was pretty good about leaving his diaper on so although we often found a disrobed child when we checked on him before we went to bed each night, we didn't find a wet mess.

Although it took me an embarrassingly long time to do it, I finally bought some supplies and sewed on little strap that clasps shut to all his flannel pajamas. It worked like a charm! Of course there was the other option of cutting off the feet of his pajamas and putting them on backwards, but seeing as how a little hole in the toe of one of them distresses him beyond belief, I'm pretty sure this wouldn't have worked out.

On a side note, although this was a pretty simple task, I'm really proud of myself for doing it since I rarely sew anything. I don't even own a sewing machine. It was actually kind of fun to do so maybe there will be more sewing in my future...

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Great job - it looks good and it worked! I love sewing too. It's so fun to be able to work on something that yields such satisfying results.

Rachel said...

Oh Gosh, Rach--I didn't realize that you changed your blog website address! How long have I been in the dark about this?! No wonder I'm so far behind on reading your blog! So sorry...

Anyway, you are a genius with the sewing thing! I didn't even know WHY they put the clasp on at the top of the zipper sleepers. I thought it was some weird decoration, but now I know! Honestly, could a newborn unzip his own sleeper though!? Maybe the newborn sizes are just for decoration. I'm not looking forward to those toddler years...;)

Rachel said...

My friend's little girl started stripping when she was like 10 months old! So those clasps can never come too early. I think they might also make so the zippy doesn't poke them. That's just a guess though.