I was so happy to get to pick out some fun and girl-ish stuff to make for the lovely baby Samantha. I also got fancy and appliqued some t-shirts to go with the reversible pants. Needed a nice thoughtful gift and a break from being a pillow factory.
You can’t really see but there are little brown, pink and white birds on the first pants. I added some brown with white polka dot fabric to the inside to make rolling up the pant legs more fun. On the second pair of pants I actually cut the leg shorter and added that bank of green apple fabric so when she grows bigger and can’t roll up the pant legs they’ll still look like they have a fun contrasting cuff.
Now I just have to get her counting book all done! :)
Finally decided to take some time to tackle a project from Handmade Beginnings. I vowed to use things I had on hand so while they aren’t as colourful as the ones in the book they’re equally as cute once they’re on my little sweetie. I used some IKEA fabric and some red with little white polka dots and just plain yellow.
It’s been pretty hot lately so Nate sort of objected when I snagged him to put some pants on for a photo op. So it only lasted a few shots. I had to distract him with toys and stealing his suckie to get him to stretch up for a nice back shot.
The instructions were really easy to follow. I was surprised by the way they laid out the patterns, to save paper I understand, and I had to tape it all to a window and trace the pieces onto graph paper. I went with the 24 month pattern, even though Nate’s only 18 months, they’re a little big so they’ll fit him for a while. I turned the cuffs up twice so they wouldn’t be too long. He was napping when I was finishing them up so I used Wesley as my model. The pants would fit him perfectly if there was another inch or two on the bottom. I’m hyped to make some more.