i humbly recognize that all this talk of less and more is pure privilege! even this "less" is still way more than we really need! uggh… i feel that in the pit of my stomach. there are many who truly do need more. let's make an effort to get our excess and outgrown clothing to the places where they can be used well. let's be sensitive to the children of those who make the ready-made clothing available to us. let's vote with our dollars for fair wages, so that those skilled workers can provide for their families.
well, on that note, here is what julia will be wearing until the now sprouting leaves grow crimson and caramel.
~3 pjs/work-out sets
~swimsuit + hat
+leggings for now
most of her tops go with most of her bottoms and the sweater and sweatshirt go with everything. the flats will get put away as the temperatures rise.
i look at this list and want to make the note to myself that she would be great with 2 less skirts and 1 less dress at least (maybe i'll put one away for autumn). those are mostly there because we had them. we did donate some things that just seemed like way too much or didn't mix well. next year we won't have that excess.
julia has grown a lot this year, so we did have to replace her shorts and dresses. we also bought a very basic, versatile skirt to tie in with all the tops (i might still make one instead and return that one) and some new flip flops. i sewed 1 new top, made alterations to a couple more, and also altered a skirt. i usually sew all of julia's dresses (she likes to wear dresses the most). she is right at the size between children's and women's patterns where neither fit just right, so i opted to buy a handmade mexican dress and dresses from ebay and threads4thought this year. everything else is left over from last year.