Chambray Baby Pants for Baby C

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)

32 thoughts on “Chambray Baby Pants for Baby C

  1. Well, it appears that your girl and I have the same fashion sense. I'm currently wearing almost the exact same outfit as she is in the first few photos — light, wide-legged jeans with big front pockets, a white embroidered peasant shirt, and a yellow sweater with smocking details.

    I'm 31.

    That's awesome.

  2. I LOVE THESE! May have to copy them verbatim for my daughter. Agree about over-fancifying each item and having trouble matching things up – I have to stop myself from doing that a lot. Also love the Pierrot dress/top and have been patiently awaiting the pattern/tutorial. 🙂 C is such a little cutie.

  3. These look fantastic! I think I might have to copy them as well. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

  4. LOVE that Pierrot dress/top — I've been dreaming of hacking one for myself (err, my daughter) ever since you first posted it!

  5. I just made some chambray Big Butt Baby pants for my little guy last night! My pockets aren't as cute, though 🙂 Thanks for creating such a great pattern for big bums! Will add some photos to the Flickr pool soon.

  6. Cute! I've already made a pair and they look great (am I allowed to say this about my own stuff????), I think! I'll Flickr them soon!

  7. So cute! I love the pants. and since we're on a new clothes for fall roll, and we have some fabric, I see a pair in her immediate (tomorrow) future. Thanks!
    LOVE the sweater!

  8. so cute! I love love chambray! I can barely get my kids to wear jeans, but chambray is something they'd be comfortable in.

  9. I just finished sewing my second pair of B3Ps and I'm already itching to cut out my third. Obsessed much? That's because they're AWESOME. Thank you! And chambray is the chit.

  10. Your shout out for mine, er, Korra's? pants just made my very cruddy day so much better! Thanks!

    *LOVE* the chambray pants! My littlest now needs something in chambray…

  11. Love these pants. They look so comfy. I wish the pattern had been around while mine were in cloth diapers. Fitting pants was always a challenge, as you must know.

  12. These pants are so cute! I might have to try those – nephew is expected at new year's.

    PS – the bonsai bag rocks my socks. 🙂

  13. What would I have to bribe you with to get a tutorial for the Pierrot Dress/Top? I am so annoyed that I can't find cute tops like that, and I'm willing to try to sew one.
    Please… Pretty Please???

  14. I made my first 'test' pair of BBBP last night – they are awesome! So quick and easy to make, although I really wish I had an overlocker…can't wait to get some funky material to make another pair!

  15. Please Please Please publish your AWESOME Pierrot Dress pattern. That is the most adorable dress ever!

  16. I'm so excited to make these for my sister, she will have two in cloth diapers by next month. I might start making some for our next baby, (I'm not even pregnant yet) that's how much I love these pants. I'll be sure to buy the pattern when I become pregnant. Thanks!

  17. I LOVE these pants in chambray so much!! I desperately needed a pattern for pants that work with cloth diapers, and this one looks so cute… this just totally sold me on them, I can't wait to make them!

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