Be aware that this post’s barely veiled hints (at what someone might want to buy) are in response to my mom’s phone call this morning.
We had a drop in the temperature recently, which led to me going through Amy’s fall and winter clothes.
A good chunk of the clothes she has are secondhand, passed on from church and other friends; it just makes so much sense to do it this way. One child uses an item for a few months at most; it’s almost like new for the next or third kid.
We’re down to the last set of sizes of these hand-me-downs. There’s a 3T sweater and two sweatshirt jackets, and just about everything else is between 12 and 24 months, more on the bigger end. Amy is currently wearing mostly 12 and 18 month things, some larger.
I was a little dismayed at first — it looked like there were a lot of unmatched tops and bottoms and too many sleepwear things and not many things I particularly liked.
However, getting it all out and looking at things more closely, there were fewer unmatched items and more pretty and cute things than I thought.
Plenty to sleep in.
One casual dress (blue floral) and a jumper (tan), three dressy jumpers (grey, black w/ red, red / black plaid).
Maybe seven each of lighter and heavier outfits.
Orphan pieces include a bunch of bottoms; a few white long-sleeve onesies or shirts would do the trick. There’s also two orphan tops, one light blue and the other navy; for these, maybe a pair of jeans or khakis would be cute.
I think there’s one hat that may fit, and a pair of mittens. It might be easier to wrap her in a blanket than deal with coat sleeves and zippers. On the other hand, she may start walking over the winter and might want to not be carried sometimes. Hmmm.
I think her socks and tights might still fit. There’s only one pair of white tights, though, and that’s probably the best color for the dresses she’s got. Ugh… I tried putting on socks the other day and they only lasted an hour or two before I gave up.
I might try making her some fuzzy fleece slippers instead, or at least as an alternative. I’m also currently knitting up some legwarmers a la Baby Legs.