things I make for Maddy: even more Maddypants!
But this time, I sewed them instead of knitting them. That’s right, I sewed!
My friend Kris came over yesterday to walk me through the process of sewing a pair of Rae’s Big Butt Baby Pants. Since my girl is a giant (no, seriously: she’s over 21 pounds and almost 30″ long at just over 6 months!), we made the 18 month size for her. This was my first time sewing since before I was pregnant with Maddy; I’d been taking part in a newbie quilting bee at that time and learning quite a bit, but then injured my back, and it healed just in time for the first trimester yuckiness to make me feel like not doing anything at all. So, I was a bit rusty on the sewing front. Good thing Kris is a great teacher!
The first seam I sewed was that crazy butt-gusset seam. Eeek! But I did ok. Isn’t it cute?
The main fabric is some Essex cotton-linen blend, and the print is a Kokka cotton-linen blend with robots and cars on it!
Here’s a picture of the less-exciting front side of the pants, for good measure:
And here they are, modeled by Miss Maddypants herself:
I had so much fun putting these together. I’m really excited about the prospect of being able to make clothes for my girl. I don’t like a lot of what’s out there in terms of baby clothes (especially when it comes to issues relating to gender), and these pants aren’t like anything I could buy for her, you know?