I actually broke my own #1 garment sewing rule and did not pre-wash the fabric. I felt okay about this because 1) the pattern is plenty roomy for my kids and 2) both fabrics were a very similar weight linen. Thank goodness it worked out in the end.
So last night I spent a few minutes deciding which pattern to use and ultimately chose the Treasure Pocket Pants in the Sewing for Boys book. Since I only had 1/2 a yard of the spiders, I went with the size 2/3 (oh, how I love it when my pattern is already traced onto freezer paper and cut out - makes it go so much faster!).
These are becoming my go to boy pants pattern. I just love all the details and how you can use a novelty fabric without them looking like pajamas. Which seems to happen any other time I use cutesy prints on clothes. Plus sewing with single fold bias tape (the casing for the elastic in the pockets) just makes me happy because I am dorky like that.
My model was thrilled and had to wear them today. Luckily we had time for a quick spin in the wash and they came out just right. And nice and soft. I really like this lightweight linen the Nursery Versery line is printed on.
|My model was too tired to stand up for more shots, but not tired enough for a nap, obviously|
I simply could not not add an embroidered spider. Good thing, because that's Will's favorite part. He showed it to everyone today, telling them "My mom made these pants and she even sewed a spider on! Wanta see him?!!?" He makes my heart melt a little.
So, go on, get some Nursery Versery and make something to enter. Actually don't; I really like my chances as the only entry at the moment & I really would like to win the line in half yards : )
I am linking up to Katey's Handmade Parade today! Check out all the hand stitched awesome-ness.