So we took our 10 month old daughter for her first camping trip this weekend. To commemorate her first of MANY outdoor excursions I just HAD to make her a little outfit, luckily enough I had this awsome canvas material I picked up at a yard sale while I was pregnant.
The whole outfit. Sun hat, jacket and cargos. It all turned out great considering that I was rushing to get it done in time for camping (I decided she needed the outfit 4 days before we left, and still needed time to do laundry, packing and other mommy duties.. lol)
Close up of the Jacket. Its lined with a soft purple material. Snap closure. I did alot of stitching detail, which isn't perfect since I was rushing, but I like the way it looks from far away. I wanted her to have as many pockets as possible. Its big on her, so It should hopefully last the whole camping season.
The pants I'm totally proud of. I've never done a fly before, or an elastic backed waistband, or set in front pockets. The side pockets each have a second pocket on top of it, which I have never done either. Theres TONS of pockets for her to fill with rocks and sea shells as she gets older.
Back of the pants. After I had them pretty much finished and tried them on her I realised that the bum barely covered her actual butt. So I had to rip it apart somewhat and add in a rise at the back (another first) so now theres full bum coverager. I also rememebered to leave a lot of extra elastic so that as she grows I can let the elastic out, because the pants were quite huge before adding the elastic they should nicely turn into capris when shes bigger. (or if I'm feeling really adventerous, I can turn them into zip offs! )
The hat is reversable as well! My husband thinks that the grey is too boyish so he likes the purple side for when shes not wearing the rest of the gear.
The whole thing looked soo cute on her. And she was able to crawl around on the ground in the mud (it rained all weekend) without getting too wet, and afterwards it wasn't even dirty! I'm tempted to make some saftey pin fishing lure "hooks" to add to the hat to make it really authentic.