11.24.2010

Handmade Beginnings: Quick Change Trousers


Ohhhhh I love these pants! I made them in a size 2 so they are a little big. I had thought the Baby-in-the-Hood Jackets I made were a bit small so I sized up for these pants. I will try the 18 months size next for these adorable pants. I'm also definitely going to use flannel for the lining fabric. They will be so cozy. They look a bit better in person. In this photo they seem a bit blocky.

I used Castle Peeps for the Yoke and a fine wale corduroy for the main fabric. The lining is a fine print in green.


So I haven't started a knitting project yet but the knitting bin makes a great play table. I am totally convinced that knitting will be my crafty salvation with the terror most recently known as Cenzolito.

And while I'm on the subject of knitting. Holy capola yarn is expensive. How do you guys make things that are bigger than a baby beanie? I know sewing can be arguably expensive when you factor in sewing machines and Japanese import fabric, but my straight stitch machine is a Kenmore and it cost less than about two adult knitting projects in fine yarn. Of course that isn't stopping me from making something simple (I'm just a beginner knitter), sumptuous and fabulous for a special someone that is having a baby soon. Since she reads this blog I can't link to any photos.

8 comments:

seemownay said...

These are so lovely. I wrote an ebook on how to upcycle shirtsleeves into toddlers pants with an insert. I would love to hear what you think. Drop me a line and I will mail it to you! Simone

Hashi said...

I agree that knitting adult-sized garments is crazy-expensive, which is why I don't do it. It's also a huge investment of time. And what if you go through all that and it doesn't fit nicely? It's not like you can knit a 'muslin' like you can with sewing. I much prefer the relatively instant gratification and economy of sewing.

Emily Elizabeth said...

I love love love the quick-change trousers! I've already made about 5 pairs for my daughter to use as jammies. I'm totally digging your use of castle peeps on the butt :)

Brittney said...

Your pants turned out so cute! I love the colors & the castles :)
Are you addicted to these pants now? They go together so fast and always turn out adorable!

Monica said...

Beautiful pants! I love those fancy-schmancy fabrics but never buy them (I get my fix on blogs like yours!), while I do occasionally buy good yarn, which I can do locally, in cash, so my DH doesn't have an aneurysm (ie. he never knows how much it is). That said, having a baby was the best thing I ever did for my knitting because baby hats can be done with little yarn. I would never make something adult sized. I tried once and got bored before I finished! Good luck with the knitting and if you haven't tried knittinghelp.com I find it very useful for the odd unknown stitch.

Monica said...

PS. I am super bummed I missed the giveaway!

Kimberly said...

Oh these pants are darling! I traced and cut out the pattern ages ago and set aside some fabric, but I haven't done a thing since then. This is giving me serious motivation to make a pair. The Castle Peeps fabric choice is, well, choice. :)

Natalie said...

Michael's is a good place to get yarn, you a 40% off coupon with every purchase. That is how I save money on the yarn I buy.

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