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Baby trousers

I went to London a couple of weeks ago and caught up with my friends Andrew and Shalene and met their six-month-old baby, Alex. I’d wanted to make something for Alex rather than just buy  something. Buying things is too easy and not always personal enough for a crafter. I ummed and ahhed over what to do. Booties perhaps since I had a cute pattern for them that I’ve not yet knit or perhaps a toy. Eventually the ideal idea hit me. I’d make him a little pair of trousers and sure enough I found a free pattern from Amber at Make Baby Stuff.com. It’s even available in a pdf in several sizes. Aren’t people on the net generous?

So I had my project but then I needed the perfect pattern. Andrew and Shalene are both geeks, like me, and they hope little Alex will grow into a geek too. Luckily from years of hoarding fabric I had the perfect cotton print featuring cute little green men, planets and spaceships. I’ve had this fabric for 11 years, don’t ask me where I got it from because I can’t remember, and it was fab to finally use it.

 

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Laying out the pattern

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Two leg pieces

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Finished and waiting for the elastic to be threaded into the waist band

And here’s the finished project on Alex while his mum holds him.

I was so pleased that they all liked the trews and I plan on making him a few more. 🙂 See, so much better than just buying something.

 

4 Comments

  1. Magpie Mimi says:

    Ahh! They’re so cute! Well done on finding a good use for such a funky fabric! There’s lots of free baby/small children patterns on Prudent Baby at the moment too.

  2. pip says:

    Very cute geeky trousers 🙂

  3. almost witty says:

    Fabulous trousers 😀

  4. almost witty says:

    Oh, and a fab gift too 😀

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