Saturday, February 19, 2011

Celebrating the Boy : Basic Pants

I am so excited that I am following and joining in the fun this month.
Dana of MADE and Rae of Made by Rae are Celebrating the Boy this month with lots of great giveaways, tutorials and guest blogs all about boys.



Last night I printed out the pattern for the Basic Pants and today I thoroughly enjoyed sewing it.
I must say this free pattern is by far the best pattern for boys pants that I have come across. The construction really comes along so easily using Dana's method of sewing the front pieces at the crotch and back pieces at the crotch, then placing them right sides together and sewing the rest. They fit my 3yr old son really well. You may like to add a bit more room in the crotch if they wear a nappy and add a bit more width to the waist.



I made enlarged the pattern for Little Miss 4 and I think it turned out really well.
This is a beautiful birdy voile I picked up in the remnant section at Spotlight and was just enough to make her a pair of pants with some scraps left over. It's perfect for our night time summers where it can get a bit cooler, if we're lucky.
I couldn't just stop there and whipped up some pants for the youngest one who hates having blankets on her at night. It's a cute little blue gingham with cherries on it.


So while I have you here I may as well share our news... we're expecting a boy this June! We're over the moon and thank God for this wonderful blessing. I am really looking forward to having baby cuddles and touching those tiny toes and fingers again. Gee listen to me, sooo clucky!

Anyway, while we are sweltering in this Australian summer inside with the air-con on I am making a day mixed with chores, sewing and eating. What else is there to do?
Hope you're having fun-filled times too.

1 comment:

  1. Your pants turned out really well. I agree that the fit of these is better than a commercial pattern.

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