seriously, what is this baby’s deal? i can’t keep him in pants that fit! he went from my smallest baby at birth to my biggest by the time he was 6 months old, and it seems he does nothing but grow out of all his clothes. pants are the main problem. WELL I’LL SHOW HIM.
i really like how his lumberjack layette pants fit and they seem so cozy. i thought the style would look cool with jeans-esque topstitching, and they’re fun to sew, so i just went ahead and made another pair.
they’re the Oliver + S lullaby layette pants in 6-12 month size for almost 10 month old C. there’s growing room to last him a while, which is what i wanted. as i mentioned last time, they’re a pretty roomy fit, so i think cloth-diapers would work in them fine (though C is in disposables).
C isn’t a skinny baby by any means, but i find have to cinch the waistband more than the pattern says to. i think i cut the elastic in these at least an inch shorter than recommended. he crawls right out of his pants if the waist is too loose!
the denim is this dark indigo stretch from Michael Levine that i first used for STYLO, and i think it might be a little heavy for the pattern; the lighter weight linen i used last time seems to drape better for this style. still totally fine though, and i love how it looks with the topstitching (i use gutermann extra strong thread). the denim dye does bleed quite a lot even after a couple washes, so be careful of that (i’ve heard this is an issue with pretty much all dark denims). it softens up nicely after washing and seems very comfy, always a good thing with baby pants.
i like to use white serger thread on jeans and throw a little twill tape under a pocket. because of the laundry bleeding, both on these now look light blue, ha.
pulling up to standing is C’s jam these days. he worm-crawls EVERYWHERE, especially to eat the thing you don’t want him to get (stray leaf, piece of paper, cheerios he dropped at breakfast…). he waves and says “bye bye” and giggles maniacally whenever i walk in the door, which is pretty fun. he thinks E and O are hilarious and dives toward his daddy for snuggles. having a baby around is so fun (and so much work too)!
especially in his little jeans!
have a great weekend!