Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I made these awesome tiny pants,

from this book:
I hadn't made anything like pants in - yikes - 23 years (oh, that makes me feel old). The last time was some funky board shorts we made in Home Ec class in Grade 8. Don't do the math. It will just hurt me. So I was worried that it would be hard - and these are more complicated than the ones I made way back then, with a booty that will fit over diapers, elastic at both waist and ankles, and contrasting fabric at the waist and ankle interiors, with ric-rac trim around the bottom, too.

It took about three hours (I know, I'm not a super sewer) and I did come across what I think is a mistake in the pattern (the ruffle at the bottom in the picture of the project looks like it's about 3", but I followed the directions exactly and my ruffle is quite a bit smaller), but it was surprisingly straightforward. I am really happy with them, even if my husband's first comment was "Clown pants!".

Baby will have to wait until she's 3-6 months old to wear them, but they will make me happy just sitting in her closet until then :) I am proud of myself!

There are loads of other projects in the book, many of them for older children, and I can't wait to make them!


  1. Adorable!!!!!! Thanks for the book recommendation. As soon as it's confirmed baby is a girl (lol) I'm going to be making all kinds of things!

    Sounds like what my husband would say too!!

  2. Yay! Just to let you know, that book has patterns for boys, too – the most adorable cargo shorts, a shirt, pj’s and stuff like that.

    I actually think baby boys’ clothes are more fun – I must be the only woman to think that!

    Whenever I go looking at baby clothes, I am more drawn to the adorable dinosaur and puppy clothes than the overly pink and ‘cute’ girl clothes. So I’m hoping to make a few pieces for my little girl that are not quite so frilly & princessy!

    Husbands...! Lol

  3. Very cute! Pants are hard to sew! Good for you

  4. Those are adorable! Good job breaking the ice - I can't wait to see what else you whip up!

  5. Those pants are sooo cute!!! I've been meaning to stop by your blog and say congrats about your pregnancy!

  6. Very cute! And you look cute too in the last photo you posted.


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