Saturday, May 12, 2012
Baby Pants Sewing Spree.
Baby pants are like potato chips - you're not going to be able to stop at one (pair). They are super fast and easy to sew (especially compared to sewing clothes for my preschooler or myself), a great way to use up treasured or not so treasured scraps of fabric, and they are cuh-ute. Making them is also a great way for a pregnant woman to "nest" and prepare for her new baby without any actual cleaning involved. Win!
These knit pants were made using the free Newborn Knit Pants pattern and tutorial on the Handmade Baby Clothes blog. I compared these with some pants Joe wore in the 0-3 month size, and they look just about right for that size range. With this pattern, I have finally discovered a use for small scraps of knit fabric! They work perfectly for the cuffs on these pants. I also think it would be really easy to enlarge this pattern for sizes up to six months or even more, so these probably aren't the last pairs of these you'll be seeing from me.
The green pants with floral trim were made using Made By Rae's free Newborn Pants pattern. Again, this pattern is an awesome stash-buster. I might have to make more just for the satisfying feeling of having finally used something in my ginormous fabric scrap box. The next pair will have (completely useless to an infant but nonetheless adorable) pockets.
The two on the right look pretty normal from the front ...
... but from the back, they are unmistakeably Made by Rae's Big Butt Baby Pants.
Yes, those are horses on the butt of the red pants. Horse-butt. Hehe. I'm easily amused.
These are also both size 0-3, but I gave the denim ones deep cuffs so they are longer. It's hard sewing for a newborn you haven't actually met yet. Hopefully all of these pants will fit at some point.
Sewing baby pants is addictive. I can't promise that I will stop at five ...