little guy is growing out of his pants again! time to make him some. we went to the zoo with gail on friday, and her little cutie, lila, was wearing a pair of chambray oliver + s sailboat pants (we know each other only through a longtime mutual sewing admiration on flickr, so it’s fun to dress our kids in handmades when we see each other). gail told me these pants were a easy sew and they looked super cute. sooooo i went ahead and started these at 9pm on saturday night for O to wear to his cousin’s baptism on sunday morning. who needs sleep when you can sew!
the pattern came together really nicely, of course. i made the 6-12 month size. i had a little trouble figuring out a good boy fabric for them, but ended up raiding my husband’s closet and found this pair of gray j.crew chinos he never wore because they had spots on them. i cut the pattern out of just one leg! they’re a pretty heavy twill, but soft to the touch.
i hunted through my scraps for some stripey material to mimic these awesome sailboats but didn’t have enough, so i decided to cut into my recently-acquired sarah jane studios children at play pinwheel fabric for the facings. i’m so glad i did – i love it so much! harvesting the buttons from my husband’s now-mangled pants completed the look.
oh yeah, he can stand up holding onto things now. he barely stays still for a moment! the heavy material should be durable for crawling, too. it’s gonna have to be, because he’s on the move.