April is the month for showers, and our nature girl could use some rain pants. Rain pants will give her the freedom to explore without a litany of well-intended parental cautions. I saw some online at REI, but decided they could be made for a fraction of the cost. The waterproof, breathable fabric was purchased online at http://www.therainshed.com/ (thanks to Meg at sewliberated.typepad.com).
This morning I had a sew date with my friend, Lesy--a seasoned seamstress. My goal: rain pants. Her goal: streamline my rookie sewing process and keep me from having to use my oh-so-familiar seam ripper. We make a great team!
The results: Fun girl time and two pairs of rain pants in varied sizes. We used a pair of Ella's pants as a guide for our pattern and upped the size a bit, since they are meant to be worn over clothes. We also used velcro at the bottom to give a snug fit around her ankles.
Bring on the rain...