Wednesday, January 29, 2014


The other day Cameron and I were shopping for baby (again) and we passed the fabric section of the store. Being the person that I am, I immediately started thinking of excuses to go down that aisle, most of them having to do with how baby clothes are expensive and we need a lot of them and I bet I could make some for cheeper. I ended up finding this darling madras plaid flannel remnant for under $5. Since babies are small, you can get a lot out of less than a yard of fabric if you place your pattern pieces right!

I watched my mom sew a lot growing up (most of my halloween costumes, some church and formal dresses, my siblings' costumes, alterations for the school plays, you name it!) and thankfully managed to pick up a few skills. I'd rather use a store-bought pattern than a homemade one, but I'd also rather use one that's free for something simple, like elastic waist pants, so I decided to give it a go!

A new concept I learned while sewing these was that if what you're planning on hemming is going to be very small (like the bottoms of the pant legs) it would be better to hem them before you sew the sides of the legs together so you don't have to put your fingers in danger to make sure that you aren't catching both sides. Probably should have been a no-brainer, but since I've mostly sewn skirts and other things big enough for me to wear, I've never run into that problem before.

Ta-da! Cute little baby boy pants! I still have enough fabric left (hopefully) to make some jammies and a bow tie!

Hooray! They turned out the same size as the 0-3 mo pants I bought.

1 comment:

  1. They are so cute, Dana! Way to go :) I can't believe the baby is almost here!


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