A couple of months ago when Tillie and I were talking about her birthday she said, "And you're going to make me a number 4 shirt!" I hadn't been planning on it and was hoping she'd forget about it. No, she was very excited about a 4 shirt.
Pretty much all of her t-shirts right now are graphic tees, so we had to get a new one to sew on. When I realized that she wasn't going to back down on the 4 tee I started looking at garage sales for something that would work, but never found anything. Last week Old Navy had tees on sale for $5 and I had a 30% off coupon. $3.50 seemed like an okay price! I let Tillie pick out the shirt -- she was immediately drawn to the red and white stars. When we got home I showed her all the knit fabric I had that would work for a 4. Without a second guess she chose plain navy. As soon as I started sewing it I realized how awesome this was -- it will be perfect for the 4th of July! For her birthday we paired it with a navy ruffle crewcuts skirt and last summer's (7.5) white Stride Rite sandals.
Little Ted is wearing some 18-24m clothes that I'm not too sure about yet. Well, the Old Navy shirt fits pretty well. "Turtley Awesome - Just Like Dad"? Of course I had to get it when I found it on clearance last summer. The Mini-Boden baggies are just a little too big on him. Maybe they just don't work on someone so short. Here's hoping they look better by the end of the summer! I got them at a garage sale last fall and they will match a lot.