look out, it’s a shark!
haha just kidding they’re only shark pants. cozy cozy shark pants.
our kids and the neighbor kids have become great friends this year, and i thought it’d be fun to make their littler guy some cozy pants for his third birthday. my kids are little, so he and O are just about the same size – which made things easy on me!
it’s actually been a few months but i’m pretty sure i made a 4 (based on the size tag which i sharpied on in a macabre blood red ink).
the pattern is the mini hudson pant by true bias. they’re so cute on kids, i can vouch for their comfiness because i wear mine constantly, and after seeing my nephew borrow my daughter’s mini hudsons when we were out of town one weekend, i actually made a pair for HIS birthday too! they look just like these except no shark but with red piping on the outside seams (he’s way into the Portland Trail Blazers and made that request).
fabric is black french terry from fabric.com. it doesn’t look like they still have it – the one i got was light and didn’t have much loop on the underside. i used natural cording for the waist tie here (seemed nautical) and because the french terry didn’t have much stretch, i used stretchy gray baby rib knit for the ankle cuffs for easy on-off.
the shark (neighbor buddy’s spirit animal) is a freezer paper stencil that i hand-drew based on a google image search. i actually tried to layer glow fabric paint with white but it got super messy and i had to recut that front leg and do white only. glow graphics would be so fun though!
it’s fun to make kids clothes that really go with their personalities and interests, you know? clothes just for them. poor O though, he modeled these but doesn’t have any mini hudsons of his own! i should have him pick out fabric and make some as fall approaches.
his would probably be star wars related.