First, thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway – I just loved reading all the names and picturing all those sweet little girls wearing crickets and clover. I wish I could make something for all of you, I really do! In some other lifetime, maybe…
Anyway, the winner, chosen at random, is
That little Ice Cream blouse is traveling all the way to Israel to be worn by Einat’s daughter, Noa! 🙂
And now, on to the Quick Change Trousers. The pattern is from Anna Maria Horner’s book, Handmade Beginnings. These have been on my list forever, and now I just wish I’d made them sooner – they were so fast and easy, and deciding which fabrics to put together was really fun. It’s a great pattern, and I love that the finished product is two pairs of pants in one.
Oscar is a string bean of a 9 month old, and I made these in 9-12 months – the fit is very generous, especially since there’s so much built in length for the roll-up cuff. These are double rolled, so they should fit for a nice long time.
And while babies can certainly pull off a contrast print on their backside, I tried not to go too wild with my fabric selections. Side A is Essex yarn dyed Indigo (a slightly more muted version of my all-time favorite Essex Denim), and after seeing these pants from lea & lars, I couldn’t resist pulling out my Joel Dewberry Herringbone.
That’s all! More of these pants to come, for sure. And some back-to-school sewing, too!