Monday, January 6, 2014

Keep Cozy Fleece Pants

It's cold. Really cold. Like the-heater-can't-keep-up-cold. I'm-wearing-three-layers-and-two-pairs-of-socks cold. I-wish-I-had-a-fire-place-in-every-room cold.


Aaaaaand we haven't left the house in 3 days which makes for lots of crafting and sewing time!


I've been attempting baby pants for a few days now and I think I finally have it right.

Four lessons learned from previous attempts at making baby pants:
  • Pant #1: Legs were too skinny for material that isn't stretchy and for an end result not meant to be leggings.
    Lesson #1: Don't trace leggings to make pants unless using stretchy knit material.
  • Pant #2: Sewed two front pieces together for one leg and two back pieces together for the other leg. Oops. No wonder it looked so funny.
    Lesson #2: Think before you sew.
  • Pant #3: Somehow the crotch seam was down past the knees.
    Lesson #3: Pretty sure I didn't sew them upside down. Don't always follow the pattern if something looks really weird. Or maybe it's because I didn't think (again) and the waistband is supposed to fold down more....
  • Pant #4: Managed to avoid mistakes above in attempts #1-3 but then on attempt #4, made the elastic too long for the waist so ended up sewing in a pinch on each side to avoid making a fifth pair of pants.
    Lesson #4: Measure baby's waist more accurately....
How hard can a pair of pants be?! I took a break for a day and then found a super easy pattern by Sugar Tart Crafts! Trace pants, sew pants. Made two pairs of perfect fleece pants in less than an hour. Only photographed one here. The purple pair had dinner so they're in the laundry basket.


2 comments:

  1. So sorry you had such a hard time the first few goes, but at least she's toasty warm now. Great job sticking with it! She looks so adorable in that bunny hood, and that teal color you used is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Toni! You're so sweet. Great tutorial!

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