My dwarves seem pretty excited about procreation and I now have a large population of babies and children hanging around the fortress. The problem is that the children are all going mad and throwing tantrums.
I'm fairly certain it's because the babies became children and I didn't have an extra supply of clothes to wear so they're all having unhappy thoughts from being naked.
I queued up a bunch of cloth pants and other clothes only to be met with "Needs 1 unused plant cloth", which I attempted to make via my loom only to be met with "Needs 1 unused collected plant thread". I have been gathering plants like mad to fix this but I must be missing a step because I keep getting the plant thread alert.
What am I missing for keeping my clothes industry going strong?