Simple Baby Pants

While Mia was sick I spent a lot of time sticking together PDF patterns, cutting out printed patterns and cutting out fabric. I didn’t really feel like I had the mental space to actually take the next step to sew stuff up (and felt that, if I did, I’d be sure to mess it up).

For most people I know who sew, cutting out patterns/fabric seems to be the least enjoyable part of sewing – but I’m the weirdo who actually loves cutting out fabric and patterns (which leads to me also being the person with a lot of unfinished projects).

After I lost Mia, I wanted to get back into sewing with a simple project (or two) and I’m not sure if there is anything simpler that sewing baby pants. It was my wee nephew Johnnie’s first birthday in August – I sent him a book, and told his mum another present was “in the works” but I hadn’t finished it up yet.

I made him not one, but two pairs of baby pants. I’ve made this a pattern before, it’s a really simple baby pants pattern from Sew La Tea Do which is a great book with a bunch of simple projects, I’d recommend it to anyone starting out sewing.

The first pair of pants I made are made from some cute quilting cotton which features some fun woodland animals. I especially like the bunny with the glasses and the torch. I picked up this fabric very cheaply from Spotlight Porirua when it was closing down.

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Here’s a photo of the finished pants, I wasn’t really sure how to take a good photo of them, but there’s not too much to say – they are simple toddler pants!

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The made a second pair from some large check gingham that I’ve had in my stash forever, from memory, it’s originally from Arthur Toye Fabrics (RIP).

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Despite my love of all things super cute, I actually like this gigham pair better than the cutesy animal print pair.

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One more thing before I forget – both pairs include pockets, because pockets are life, event if you are only a year old.

I hope you all had a good weekend, hopefully I will be back with more sewing projects very soon!

Trees x

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