So a few hours ago I hopped online to post about these pants. I made the fatal mistake of first checking comments on that last post, and subsequently lost at least an hour watching Y0uTube Muppet video clips. What a time sink!!! I have a similar problem with Etsy, Facebook, and Flickr (which I am intentionally NOT linking…I will not be the one who causes another to stumble). But if you haven’t seen the hilarious St. Patrick’s Day Muppet clip left by “J” yesterday, take a look (thanks J and it’s YOUR FAULT I have a sideache and haven’t taken a shower yet).
Anyway, about those pants…they are finally finished. Taah-dahhh:
: : Pattern: Emerald Isle Pants from Candy…
A bit of wool felt, some sewing, and this little porker was born:
Modifications: I enlarged the pattern about 150% so that it would be large enough for a toy (instead of an ornament as I believe it was intended) and I didn’t make the wagon that was supposed to go underneath, even though that was pretty cute. Voila!
These are for my friend Elizabeth’s baby who is due in just a few weeks. I didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl so I went with gender-neutral colors. I find I usually like gender-neutral baby clothes better than the traditional blue or pink baby stuff anyway. These two designs are a couple of my favorites so there are alot of other babies out there wearing others just like these already. You’ll be in good company, Baby F.
- Have finished striped baby pants. Stay tuned for pictures soon!
- I am working on putting a couple of my patterns in pdf format. It’s not that hard, just time-consuming. My goal is to have at least one up by the…
Pattern : Candy Babies
Yarn : Lion Brand Suede Yarn in taupe and coffee, Paton’s Divine in white
Hook : Sizes G and H
As I was making these I would keep setting them down just to stare at them because they were so cute. It’s like when you get a new haircut and you can’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror because you’re so enthralled with how you look. Maybe that’s just self-absorbed little me….
Unfortunately, the first pair I made with the size H hook (12-18 months) were so large they only stayed on Elliot’s feet if I put them over another pair of shoes. So…I HAD TO make another pair a size smaller (G hook/6-12 months).
I finally found some of the Michael Miller cotton laminate online that was reasonably priced AND in the prints I wanted. The great thing about this stuff is that it’s waterproof but not stretchy like diaper PUL or thick like oilcloth so it’s easy to sew. The not-so-great thing about it is that it is not machine washable. In the end though, cuteness trumped cleaning issues for me. Anyway, you wouldn’t put an oilcloth tablecloth in the washing machine. You’d just wipe it off, which is exactly what we do with these:
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