Friday, May 08, 2009

We interrupt this knitting....

... to natter on about sewing, which, as far as I can tell, is the Next Big Thing in crafts.
Well, whatever. I'm not brilliant at it, as I mostly quilt, which is all straight seams, but I can follow directions, I'm good at spatial problems, and Weekend Sewing has some great introductory material on sewing basics. Those pages were especially good for someone like me, who learned to sew by trial and error - mostly the latter.
I was especially taken by the pattern for baby pants. They're plain old pants with an elastic waist - nothing fancy - and a lot like the jobbies by Carters that Jamie already wears all the time.
But Carters doesn't make pants like this.

The Fool has asked me if I can make him a pair. I don't have enough fabric for long pants, but I bet I could eke out a pair of boxer shorts if I got a pattern. (I'll let him decide whether he wants to show those off on the blog.)
And yes, I already dove in my stash to pick out fabric for the next few pairs. I think everyone needs crazy cotton pants for when the weather gets hot.


Anonymous said...

That's the picture to save to for his first girl friend!
Paula in Iowa

Sandy said...

Awwww! Makes me miss when mine were small. Cute pants!

anne marie in philly said...

jamie is growing up fast!

Angie said...

The pants are gorgeous and will make excellent blackmail material for when he grows up. I make crazy pajama pants all the time for family, just bought a simple pattern and make them in all shapes and sizes. Everyone to the person loves them and has worn them out. Even the stuffy folks think they are fun to wear around the house.