Monday, April 2, 2012


Sometimes the universe speaks to me loud and clear.

In retrospect, the messages were cryptic and gentle in the beginning. Like my sister-in-law getting set to sew up some pants for her littlest based on Soulemama's pattern in The Creative Family. And me getting the spring itch to purge which led me to my bulging fabric stash. How did my sweet little collection escape its neat and tidy dresser and become an unruly mess???

Things moved on to loud and clear with the realization that my littlest is leaping and bounding in an upward direction. And she needed new pants. And it wasn't a pay week. And it is getting harder and harder to find second hand pants for 6 year olds.
Enter universe.

Based loosely on a pattern from "Making Children's Clothes" by Emma Hardy, my vision of pants for my girl came one evening. Despite the naysayer that came in the form of sewing machine needles that insisted on breaking.
I love when things are so clear cut - no pun intended.
Yay pants.


  1. AMAZING pants! Totally inspirational!

    1. Thanks Fiona. I am pretty happy with how they turned out...not that it is all about me or anything :-)

  2. Those are so cute! I love the applique!
    I'll be making pants soon too, as my girls are also doing a ridiculous amount of growing upward...

    1. Thanks Renee.
      Not sure if you would agree, but I think us mamas as a collective unit should be researching ways to keep these ones little!
      Until such a time, I will be sewing pants with cute little birds on them.
      It is nice to hear from you. I gather from your blog that all is going very nicely.

  3. Extra hooray for pants. I'd love to sew some for my twelve-year-old but I'm not sure she'd take to mama fashion.

    Me? My absolute favorite pants are the PJ pants I sewed for myself. When my luggage was lost those pants were what I fretted over.

    Good job Mama!

    1. It's true....I am certain that my 15 and 17 year old would do some serious eye-rolling if I made them clothes!
      I hadn't thought of making pants for I write this though I wonder why not? Thanks for this.
      And thanks for visiting.
      Have a great weekend.