Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Springy Outfit

Late Friday night I sewed. Joe was out of town, the little ones were asleep. The bigger two were awake but playing PS2 and computer games. It was as quiet as it was gonna get.

When I was recently de-stashing and organizing my fabric, I ran across this curtain that I had made a few years ago for our computer room. We aren't using it anymore and I decided I should just make something else with it. I put it in the use-immediately-or-get-rid-of pile (which works amazingly well, by the way) and straightaway it was transformed into springy baby pants. I would call them "cropped," but I wonder if that is more of a girly term. I've seen "beach pants" around, so perhaps that is what they are called for boys.

Striped beach pants with red bias trim and a matching onesie. I wanted a red bird, but found a duck shape that I tried to make look more like a bird than a duck. And I failed. All of my children called it a duck.

It feels so Maria von Trapp to be making clothes for my children out of curtains. It's all good.

14 comments:

Karyn said...

LOL!!! Cute cute cute!

I LOVE the term "beach pants".

What a sweetie!

Katie Jean said...

sooo cute! He's getting so big too!

Emily said...

Okay Maria! We could call you Scarlet O'Hara too!!!! I like Maria though! That Sawyer is so cute, I swear I could just snack on him all day!

kirsten said...

i think cropped pants is okay for boys. i have a bunch of these on my to-do list - for soon. because how old is 'too old' for crazy cute pants on boys?

jessi said...

I think it's great - I really want to make some summer clothes for my boys and beach pants was on the list!

Becky said...

Maria Von Trapp ... I love that! She was a smart cookie.

Cute pants too.

miss chris said...

Oh, Fraulein, how we love you. Does this mean we will soon be treated to photos of Sawyer swinging from a tree in your front yard, waving like mad?? ;)

C-ute. Of course. Again. You rock the serger! Feeling better today?

laeroport said...

These are a few of my favorite things....

hooli said...

fa - SEW - la - te - do!
Good job Maria.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

So cute you want to bite him! Oh and the outfit is cute, too! Maybe they would be Jams? Remember then from a bit back?

amandajean said...

lera,

this post was hilarious....from the "it was as quiet as it was gonna get" comment, (to which I can relate to all to well) to the maria von trapp reference....oh, man.

I'm going to have to try the "use immediately or get rid of pile"...sounds dandy.

XUE said...

as usual, so nice to pop in here & read what you have been up to. That is a great looking outfit!

Emily said...

What lovely comments posted on your Springy Outfit!

Awesome! as usual. Sawyer is soooo cute and he looks extremely happy in his new togs!

Emily from Malaysia!

Gail :) said...

I LOVE them! The pants are so cute, so is Sawyer ;)