My girls keep growing by the minute and outgrowing their pants. The weather went from hot to cool almost overnight last year and I found myself without enough cold weather clothes for my kids. I then remembered coming across a kid’s pant tutorial once on a blog I regularly read, MADE . So I pulled out some fabrics I had sitting around, printed out her free pattern and got to work. I decided instead of making both pants at once I would do one at a time. That way if I messed up, I wouldn’t ruin both pairs at the same time. Believe it or not, I didn’t need to worry! Her tutorial was so easy to follow and the pants so easy to make, that I whipped them up in no time! I was very pleased with myself but the best part was my husband’s reaction when I showed them off and he looked surprised and said “You mean you actually made those?” He was as shocked as I was.
Dana also has some other cute pant tutorials available on her blog and I have plans to make more soon! My kids need some new clothes and I am not sure if I can justify paying for pants ever again!
Here is my fabric list:
Both fabrics were 100% cotton and from Brother Sister Design Studio which I found out is a private label brand for Hobby Lobby.
Now all I needed was matching shirts! I bought two long sleeve pink shirts at Target and the cutest appliqué design called Hanging Hearts from Hang to Dry. I used an extra layer of the fabrics for each heart. Then after the machine finished sewing, I wet and ran my fingernail along the edges to fray them. I used some of the same fabrics as the pants but also used some from a quarter bundle from Joann’s, so I have no idea what they are called (sorry!).
Here is a close up of the finished appliqué. I think it turned out pretty cute for my first shirt!