So today is officially Day One of Meg’s Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge, and I’ve been watching that flickr pool like a hawk. Love the stuff there already (esp. these Oliver+S sailor pants!) and can’t wait to add my own stuff. I don’t think this pair of chambray pants qualifies since I made them last week, so let’s just call it inspiration, shall we?
These are made of cotton chambray (a fabric that looks like denim but feels more lightweight) from my recently released Big Butt Baby Pants pattern. I was needing a more basic pant to coordinate with other stuff in her wardrobe and this fabric seemed perfect, since it’s a lighter weight than the jeans Elliot handed down to her.Speaking of the Pierrot Dress… Can you believe this Pierrot Dress (now a top) still fits her? I think I made it when she was 7 months old. If I ever get around to publishing that pattern I’m going to make it a one-size-fits-most-6 months – 2T. Seriously. I made up a quick pocket pattern to spruce these up and it looks nice — adds enough interest without making the pants too busy. It’s always tempting for me to make every piece of clothing a showy piece, but if I always do that nothing ends up going together, so this is a nice compromise. I took some pictures so when I finally get around to some of the pocket tutorials for the Big Butts that I’ve promised, these will definitely get included. Otherwise if you’re making a four-piece pant (the B3P’s are a two piece pant), you can try MADE’s Flat Front Pants Pocket tutorial; I just love this style.To see everyone else’s pictures of the Big Butt Baby Pants, you can go to the flickr group by clicking below:
And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten my promise to give away these three Bonsai Bags this week — I’m still working out a few details of the giveaway but stay posted!!
|I did not make this sweater or top, just the pants|
|I did make this top…only it used to be a dress|
|from our recent vacation to the Pacific Northwest, taken at Myrnie’s neighborhood beach park|
|(shown here with a different pair of jeans)|