Kids. They grow faster than bamboo. Or at least it feels like it. Miss P seems to constantly grow out of her pants. It’s fine by me, I love making her some more, hehe.
I’ve used my beloved Big Butt Baby Pants pattern to make two pairs in size 2T. The first pair was made out of some pink stretchy cotton drill. It was looking a bit plain on its own so I added a pocket with iron-on babushka appliques.
Miss P loves the appliques. She has a little babushka doll she calls ‘okka’ (her attempt at saying ‘babushka’) and she was pointing at the appliques saying ‘papa okka, maman okka, baby okka’. Drop dead cute!
I made the second pair out of my all-time favourite pants. They didn’t fit me anymore – they were from an age before babies, I wasn’t even close to closing that zipper! – and had seen so much use they had a few stains. It was the perfect way to give them a second life. The photo doesn’t do them justice; the fabric is a heavy cotton, cream-coloured with light grey vertical stripes.
And this wraps up KCWC for me. I didn’t make anything today, I thought 5 pairs of pants and a hat were a pretty good effort :) This challenge really worked for me, not only I’ve got clothes for the kids, but it’s also motivated me to get back into sewing. Now I know I can do it, even if it’s just 30 minutes here and there during the day.
Happy sewing everyone!