On Stripes, Leather, & Go Set a Watchmen

Their comes a time in every mothers life when she realizes that what once looked good on her would look so much better on her daughter.  Ok, maybe not every mother, but this mama right here knew it was time and as part of my project de-stash, this gray and white stripe shirt was the first to go.  {Also it's Kids Clothes Week and the theme is "upcycle." Perfect!}  This was one of my very favorite shirts back in the day.  Because gray and white stripes=all the heart eyes in my book.  But it was always too small for me and I knew that when I bought it, but I knew it even more when I tried it on recently.  Whomp Whomp.

So I picked it apart and reconstructed it to make a shirt for Lila. 
{I daresay it could even work for Ezra as it's a little more boyish, so I guess that's a good thing?  Long live this shirt.}  
Either way, I think I like the shirt much more than Lila does, but she's sweet to let my favorite shirt live on through her. #firstchildobedience
I love elbow patches and this was the prime time to use some leather scraps that I stole from found in my moms stash.
I used one of Lila's shirts to draft a quick long sleeved t-shirt pattern. If you don't know how to do that, check out this how to or if you'd like an actual pattern, here and here are some that I've heard a great!
Can I just say that this picture melts my mom heart.  Making Lila giggle is one of my favorite things.
I think it would be hard to be the oldest.  Lots of pressure, lots of "my parents have no idea what they're doing" moments.  But boy am I glad Lila is our first.  She is so sweet and patient with us.  
In other news, I'm majorly excited for Harper Lee's next novel Go Set a Watchmen.  And I know some people are saying she's old and someone forced her into publishing it, but thank you either way!  I don't expect to love it as much as To Kill a Mockingbird, but still.  Just felt it was important to give my input.  Because I'm sure the publishers care.....


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