Alternately titled: The devolution of the toddler photoshoot.
Taking pictures of 2 year olds is really fun. Almost on par with having a root canal or renewing your driver’s license. Although, while you may not get any great pictures of the adorable outfit you made, you do get lots of fun expressions.
She’ll probably grab onto a prop that not only distracts from your picture but has the potential to call people in America at 3 am.
And then she’ll discover that the wall behind her can move.
And that’ll be the end of that.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, you’ll get about a hundred pictures of her smiling. Some of them might even be as good as this:
This shirt is of course the Nessie Top from Jess over at Craftiness is not Optional. I completely adore this pattern. I made a size 2, 5, and 7 for my 2, 5, and 7 year olds and they all fit perfectly, with a little room to grow. I love that it has the ease of a regular knit top but the shaping in the side seams and the curved hem make it so much more interesting. And then there’s that peter pan collar. I defy you to not make one of those. My other versions are pretty simple, one with the 3/4 length sleeve option and another using a slinkier slub knit, which gives the shirt a completely different look. I still need to hem one, but I’ll share them soon on my instagram!
If you somehow still don’t have this pattern, what are you waiting for? You can get your copy here!