Here’s another new item of clothing for the little E’s wardrobe:
To be honest I’m a little nervous about showing you these pants because although they are totally “me” in a colorful/loud/over-the-top kind of way, I could see where some people would think they were insane even for a small child. But I really like them, and the best (and possibly most unbelievable part) is that E really likes them too. We’ve at least temporarily left the “if-you-put-this-on-mommy-will-give-you-a-piece-of-chocolate” phase and he’s starting to — joy of joys! – actually pick out the things that I have made for him in the morning. Now I’m no fool, I know part of this is because his poor little Type-A-Oldest-Child personality really wants to please me and when he sees me almost burst with pride when he says “I want to wear the pants YOU made me mommy!” he knows how happy it makes me and that makes him happy on some level. Do I care? Heck no, he’s wearing the stuff I make him!!! And now I’ve likely gone and jinxed it. Whatever.
You probably want to know something about these pants. They were made with the Dapper Dillingers pattern from the lovely ladies at Patterns by Figgy’s, one of whom (the designer of these very pants) is my dear friend Karen. We hang out with our kids nearly every week and I swear I do not just hang out with her to score free patterns, I also really like her as a person. I called her yesterday and asked if she would mind giving away a pattern in honor of this post and she said YES so we’re also having a giveaway OVER HERE (click on that link to enter as comments on this post will NOT be entered in the giveaway).
There are so many elements of this pattern that make it adorable: the pockets, the waistband, the cuffs, and the stitching! This pattern is the kind that you trace, so knowing that E is a skinny kid I traced a size 4/5 for length and a size 2/3 for width. These pants are designed to be very baggy but I knew that on E they would be extra-very-baggy if I made a true size 4/5, and I think it worked out perfectly.
Unless you are not looking at your computer you can plainly see that I added some navy piping around the cuffs and the front waistband. I have always been a huge fan of piping, both for the ease with which it sews on and for the nice professional finished effect which I think is clearly exhibited here.
This fabric is from the Red Letter Day collection designed by Lizzy House. I lalalove this fabric and am so happy that I have some left to make a new spring purse or something else fun for myself. I’m pretty sure I myself cannot get away with wearing a garment made with this fabric but I’m hopeful that I could pull off an accessory. I also made an outfit for C last summer in a different colorway of this print if you’re interested in seeing baby-wear from this fabric:
|ooh! snuck in a girl picture I did!!!|
So what do you think: have I finally lost it? Would you put these on your little guy?
This whole month of the boy (Feb 15-March 15) is a collaboration between me and Dana of MADE along with tons of fabulous guest bloggers. Today Dana’s got a Boy Edition of Thrifty Finds going on over at MADE:
|Can you believe she thrifted this ubercute jacket?!? Am seething with jealousy.|