Living in a house with two teenagers, I have realised that teenage fashion sense can be somewhat of an acquired taste. Fortunately neither of my teens has a too outrageous taste in fashion but there are one or two fads that definitely stump me sometimes. The latest being the onesie craze. My daughter made one for year 10 sewing class which surprised me a little but she loves it. You can imagine my surprise when Callum put a onesie at the top of his birthday list for his fourteenth birthday. My own mother was not good at indulging my teenage whims and I do remember one particular request for a Starsky and Hutch jacket when I was about 9, going right over her head.
Despite my reservations, I went ahead and ordered McCall's 6251 in an online sale. Courteney and I went shopping for some polar fleece at Lincraft and settled on a blue and yellow combination. I cut the pattern to an extra small as he is not very tall but is growing rapidly, as 14 year old boys are prone to do. He requested a hood so this was the major change to the pattern. I drafted one based on Courteney's onesie and shortened both the body, length and sleeves as well as running in both the arms and legs slightly so I could easily stretch the cuffs to fit.
After Callum had tried the onesie on for size he requested a cell phone pocket which I thought was a little odd.....a giant baby suit with a cell phone pocket....hmmmm, but I dutifully obliged.
He wore his new suit as pyjamas last night....in the middle of summer! I enquired this morning as to whether he found it too warm for such a thick suit. Nope, he had that covered....he just removed all of the bedding!
Despite all of the action photos, I am hoping that this is going to be an inside onesie.