Aug 26, 2014

Aviator Pants

I have another cute boy pattern to share with you today from the Bundle UP sale hosted by Pattern Revolution.  (you can learn more about Bundle UP and see the other patterns in the sale that I made here, here, and here)

These are the Aviator pants, a pattern made by my friend Suzanne from Winter Wear Designs.  They are a cute knit pant with tons of options!



I made A a size 5 in these pants hoping they will fit him through the winter.  The pattern comes in sizes 18 months through 14.  The fit is great, with a little room to grow! 



The pattern calls for a heavy knit fabric, I made these with some sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn's.  I was pleasantly surprised how nice their sweatshirt fleece is!  They have some weird wrinkles on one leg that I didn't notice until I finished sewing.  No amount of ironing would get them out, I am hoping they come out in the wash.   


I love the triangle color blocking on the bottom!  I did the slash pocket option at the hips and used the same fabric I used in the color blocking for the pocket.  The pants also have optional cargo pockets and welt pockets for the back, but I skipped those.



The pants have no zippers or buttons, so they are great for A to wear to preschool.  They have a yoga waistband...yoga waistband + sweatshirt fleece = super comfy pants!  Even my pants hating 3 year old loves these!  They have soft ribbed cuffs at the ankles too.



These were a super quick sew, I had them printed, cut and sewn all in under an hour this morning!  


These pants would be great for girls too, I want to make a girly pair this winter for Em. And they have an option for making shorts too!


Head over to the Bundle UP sale to check out the pattern for these pants and all the other great patterns you can get right now for an awesome price!


Aug 22, 2014

Field Research Shorts

Today is the start of the Boys Bundle UP sale over at Pattern Revolution.  If you are wondering what I am talking about...where the heck have you been?!  Just kidding...It is a really awesome bundle of patterns that you can get for a huge discount for one week only.  This time it is 12 patterns for boys!

I shared two of the patterns I made last week (these PJs and this pullover) and I have another to share with you today, the Field Research Pants by Scientific Seamstress.


This pattern is for pants with a really cool zip off pant leg.  I skipped the zip off and just made shorts because a) it is really really hot here and b) this kid has started screaming everytime I put pants on him, he is going to be really cold this winter!


These pants (or shorts) have lots of pocket options, hip pockets, side cargo pockets and back pockets.  And I love the details with pleated pockets and pocket flaps.  You can add optional buttons to the flaps too.


If you have never sewn a Scientific Seamstress pattern, you should really give them a try, they are great!  I have sewn a few for Em and even some for me.  The patterns are professional, easy to follow and the fit is always great.


I made these shorts out of a flannel shirting.  I wasn't sure how they would turn out because it is a bit thin and the pattern calls for medium to heavy weight fabrics.  But it worked great and the are super soft and comfy for my recently picky kid!  I did add some interfacing the waist band and the pocket flaps.


Make sure you swing by Pattern Revolution today and check out all the great patterns in the boys Bundle UP!

Aug 21, 2014

Honey Gum Dress

I am so excited to share this dress with you today!  This is the Honey Gum Dress, it is a pattern by Jen Ainslee Fox and you can find it in the newest issue of One Thimble (along with my pattern for the Sunny Daytripper :) )



I am not big on ruffles and frill so this sundress is just my style!  It is has a simple bodice and gathered skirt. There is also an option to add some decorative ties to the shoulders.


I have mentioned before that Jen always teaches me something new when it sew her patterns, which is one reason why I love them so much.  This time it was a sneaky way to turn the bodice with those skinny straps and a little tape trick to get the stitching just perfect around the back zip.


The dress patten is for sizes 1-12, Ems measurements put her perfectly in the size 1 and the fit is great.  I added a little extra length because I just know she is going to hit a growth spurt soon and I want this dress to last a while.



I made Em's dress from some fabric from modas Bluebird Park line.  I have been holding onto this fabric for a while now waiting for the perfect dress pattern for it.  I just love it on this simple sundress!


The dress closes with a zipper in the back and Jen makes the zipper installation a breeze!


Thanks Jen for the awesome dress pattern!  You can find this pattern in the newest issue of One Thimble.  This issue is packed with so much great stuff and it has 10 PDF patterns!

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