I love the way English friends say pants! instead of say, blast! or goddammitalltohell!

Also, that band was so pants, or these cheese sticks are totally pants

By which I do not mean THESE pants are pants. I think they're lovely. Well the first couple of pairs I made were a little pants.

I thought I was so clever, tracing another pair of not pants pants and making my own little pattern and ta daaa, there's a wee pair of trousers for the girl in less time that it takes for a cup of tea to go cold. 






A little bit of trimming on the legs and everything. 

I made three pairs, rolling along, thinking I'm so clever until the girl hung out in them for a little while and they turned out to be, shall we say, rather low riders. 

Maybe forgot to allow for the waist roll. Really am an idiot. 

Got over self and decided to use a pattern. From here, actually…

The 'cute pants for kids' – so easy to sew up, simple, adaptable pattern. Loved it.

They've been getting quite an outing:


and I believe are on the line right now for the second time. (Yes, it's night time, doesn't everyone hang out their washing at 4pm?) 



Planning to make a few more of these!

Joining in with Kootoyoo's My Creative Space for the first time today. There's about a hundred other people doing clever creative things over there if you're inclined to have a look!

Happy Thursdaying. 



10 Comments on “pants!

February 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Love love love the pants. Really hoping to make some winter ones for my little lad an maybe even some pjs ones… That would be nice – and yes my line is full of clothes at night. Its a good process I think.

February 25, 2011 at 5:13 am

I’ve been telling myself that I’m waiting until the growing slows down just a wee bit before trying to make some clothes for my girl, now 1…. That, and the fact that I am new, new, NEW to sewing and still a tad (a BIG tad) intimidated. But the growing has slowed a bit and I think I just need to get over the “I dunno if I can….” thing yesterday. So, thanks for the inspiration and the virtual kick in the pants! They are lovely.

February 25, 2011 at 5:14 am

funny to see how it automatically tells me what time in your world I’m reading and responding to this…. 5:13AM! (it’s 1:13PM here)

February 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

They look fabulous. If only my kids weren’t all over 20, I could persuade them to wear some. So practical.

February 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I am constantly in awe of your ingenuity. They’re fab!

February 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm

And I believe I was actually up at that time. My time. Am SO not a morning person.

February 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm

You let your grown up children leave the house without pants? Crazy English lady. Isn’t it rather cold there?xx

February 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

it’s nighttime here and have 2 loads of laundry outside…you’re not alone. i made a similar mistake the first time i tried to make pants too. the pattern i’ve been using has been good to me too. is that heartfelt’s pattern? book? I love her blog too.

February 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Love the pants and love the English use of the word pants too!

March 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Cute pants and lucky for me I got that book for xmas! I have yet to make anything but I think I might just have to get on to it and make those pants my fist project!


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