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Real Life: The Peach's Winter Wardrobe.

Well, it’s official.

I’ve finally run out of shower gifts to clothe the Peach. And her wardrobe is hurting.  Admittedly, I think it is due much more to the cooler weather we’ve been having in San Francisco. Like the coolest in four decades. So, The Peach has pretty much spent this summer in long-sleeved onesies and pants/leggings. And dresses that she has outgrown that have pretty much turned into tunics.  Talk about getting my money’s worth out of those cute little dresses…  Or some vintage HealthTex vests that is too big, but eh–she’ll grow into it.

But of course being the crafty lady that I am, I want to make everything.  I was thinking corduroy rompers–using the same pattern that I used to make this little pinafore.  And matching it with sassy, heavier leggings like those from Kawaii Kids.

My daycare provider would prefer me to go beyond the this silhouette.  Please note that my daycare provider is actually even more obsessed with children’s fashion than I am, which is kinda one of the reasons I adore her. AND she sews. And makes home-made crackers and fresh squeezed orange juice for her little ones too.

And she’s also helping potty train the Peach, which means that the Peach’s winter wardrobe should also include some very easy to pull-down pants that Little Miss Peach can pull down in a hurry. A bit on the baggier side–probably staying away from my beloved leggings. Sniff! No to overalls, no to one piece outfits, no to skirts. So what’s a gal to do?

Any suggestions, mamas and daddios? What do you plan on dressing your little one in this Fall and Winter? And any brands of clothing that got you through potty training. And fashion fails? I want to hear from you!

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  1. Amber Liddle says

    I would actually say yes to skirts for potty training! We always put Ingrid in skirts and dresses and it was easy to let her go diaper free for a bit and squat on her chair. Baby leg warmers are the way to go!!! They don’t have to pull them down but their legs stay warm.

  2. lishyloo says

    she is so cute, that hair!

  3. Jenny says

    I have found with girls potty training, wearing a little dresses with bloomers underneath are quick and easy for potty training. I love using my daughters summer dresses for tunics as well in the fall with a cute little pair of jeans and mary janes, and maybe a cute little cardi as well!

  4. Dottie says

    Amber–genius feedback. Is there nothing that these baby legwarmers can’t do?

    And Jenny–that is such good feddback on the dresses and bloomers–I imagine them to be very easy for getting them down. I too am a big fan of the outgrown dress as tunic, because that’s pretty much what she’s gotten away with wearing this coolish summer. Hee hee!

    I sent her out in totally too small clothes today. I am passing off her too short pants as capris.

  5. Dottie says

    Oh, and my friend Melinda (who has a hysterical blog that she doesn’t update enough called easy rider http://sfeasyrider.blogspot.com/) just said the following about her daughter’s potty trainiing her little girl, Zelda:

    “When potty training, Zelly dressed like Peg Bundy out of the house and like Pia Zadora in it.”

  6. Angela Zimmerman says

    Try these–crazy cute and incredibly functional for keeping legs warm and potty parts easily accessible. http://www.babylegs.com/

    You are pretty crafty and could probably make some of these too. Old sweater sleeves would probably work well.

  7. Elaine says

    Potty training should be easier with skirts,dresses and pullups,no need to forsake cute outfits while potty training. Sometime you must put away the old and outgrown,and replace with other larger cute outfits.
    Grandma of eight

  8. Husby says

    I think with winter coming that Tweed or cord jumpers would be perfect. And it’s a yes to overalls, they should be in the mail… now.

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