My son is my most tactile child and in his mind cozy and fuzzy are synonymous. He felt a pair of fuzzy pants in a store and badly wanted to take them home with him. They were a terrible fit, so I told him I'd make him some.
My daughter needed some more warm clothing as well, so I made the pants again (just adding length) and added the hooded top to match.
The top is #26 from the same issue and I'm a big fan of this pattern. The hood is a good shape and size - it actually covers the head, but isn't huge and droopy when it's not on. The overlapping front edges make for a nice neckline. I bound the front edges with the fleece used for the pants, but did not line the hood as the pattern calls for. The star applique on the arm is a simple, but fun detail.
Not to be left out of the cozy pantsapalooza, I made myself a new pair of black leggings. I like to have a pair of leggings made out of ponte knit fabric so that they're sturdy and opaque and maybe slightly warmer than the super lightweight ones sold everywhere. The pair I made a couple of years ago was badly pilled and looking very worn. This time I purchased a ponte that is a blend of rayon, poly and lycra. Perhaps that will slow the appearance of the pillage? Is there a secret to finding ponte that doesn't pill? If there is one, I'd love to know it!