Here’s a peek at how the sewing for Kai’s Summer Capsule Wardrobe is going. I made a Twig + Tale Evergreen Bonnet and Pixie Shorts from a 100% wool blazer. The blazer was a great thrift find. It was a size 16 so there was lots of material and it was Pendleton wool so it was great quality.
I did felt the wool before cutting (an extra long hot cycle in the washer and a fully dry hot cycle in the dryer). This was my first time sewing clothing with a sewing machine and I think it went really well. The Twig + Tale patterns were really easy to follow and had embedded video for some of the tricker things incase you were confused.
I think it’s off to great start!
I think I’m in love. Ella’s Wool makes Tubes, ribbed knit wool pants in toddler and kids sizes. These are meant as pants, not diaper covers like much of the wool I review, and they make the coziest, comfiest pants. These are a great mid layer, and Ella’s Wool also makes a wool baselayer that I hope to review this season as well.
I actually found Ozark Mountain Mama looking for baby shoes, and boy does she make some cute ones. She also had interlock on sale, and I’m a try it all kind of person when it comes to wool, so I helped myself to two pairs of bubble shorties.
I don’t actually remember how I got turned on to Wild Coconut Wear, but it was our first interlock wool, and is still a major staple of our wool stash today.
We became majority wool wearers around six months, so I can’t yet speak about wool and newborns (though stick around and there’ll more on that in the future). I was influenced by the Waldorf idea that baby should be clothed in wool to help regulate their temperature so they can put that energy to use growing instead of staying warm, and also because I wanted to cloth diaper using only natural fibers.
Hemmed Medium Longies
(We have a winner, @pampskat!) The weather has finally turned cold here in the South, and it looks like it might be winter for a whole month or two. Cooler weather means more woolie wearing time, which is an exciting thing at House Craftsman.
Even better, Rox +Rumble’s Winter line came out recently. It’s full of great new colors in both double-layer slim pants and knit and purl pants. As I shared my excitement about the new pants with Rox + Rumble’s Mom in Charge, Megan, we hatched a plot to help you join in the fun, too. This Craftsman Life in conjunction with Rox + Rumble is giving away a pair of Woolsters!
When people think about modern machine knits, Sloomb’s Basewoolies are often the first thing that comes to mind. They’ve become the standard, even though it seems like Sloomb is branching away from them. Continue reading
I have a bunch of Rox + Rumble Double Layer Slim Pant and Capri Woolsters in my collection, they wear well, are easy to lanolize, and are so cute. Both the pants and the capris come in a variety of colorways, and there will be new colorways in their Winter 2016 line that is coming soon. The pants and capris are very similar, with the capris having a shorter leg and smaller cuff.