The new baby is coming up on four months old and he’s already outgrown two rounds of clothing sizes.
When you’re supposed to double your weight in six months it’s not surprising that you’ll outgrow your footed pajamas every six weeks.
That’s how it goes with children, right? They keep outgrowing clothes and parents keep supplying them with the next size up.
Ashlie and Erica from Nula Kids want to change that.
These designers are launching a line of clothing for girls ages two to eight with pieces that can be adjusted for growth. The playful, sustainable and made in the USA garments can be worn for up to three years.
Here is the Tyler dress from their first collection fashioned as a romper for a baby in the first year:
And here is the Tyler dress as a three year-old would wear it:
My take: I love this idea and the pieces in the collection are very sweet and stylish. This is something I could see myself gifting to a friend.
Hopefully their next collection includes some heavier weight items for colder climates and clothes for boys.
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter it is an online crowd funding platform for entrepreneurs. What this means to you: if you’d like to support Ashlie and Erica’s business, and buy one of their adjustable garments, you pledge funding for the campaign. For example, the Tyler dress will be gifted to people that pledge $58 or more. You won’t be charged unless Erica and Ashley meet their entire funding goal. Go take a look at the rest of this very sweet collection of clothing on Kickstarter.
I’ve posted about adjustable clothing before as a way to make a wardrobe more versatile: dresses that can be worn seven ways, sweaters that go from long to short and t-shirts that turn into bags.
What do you think of size adjustable clothing for children? We’ve made good use of waist adjustable pants for Henry but, besides the old roll up a pant leg or sleeve, everything else has been one size. I’d be willing to spend more on garments that were sustainably made that would size up, and down, if they were made to last at least through one child.