Hey Finn, what do you think of your pants?
Squeeee! (Translation: I like them a lot, Mama ... thanks!)
Leave it to me to decide on a whim that I needed to make pants for Finn right now, in between a blog tour, family visiting, Patrick's paper writing, and my second book writing. Really, truly, the boy couldn't wait.
You see, he has a rather large bum due to his cloth diapers. And those of you who have had babies in cloth diapers know that store bought pants are NOT made to cover a cloth diapered bum! No siree ... poor little dude was constricted in his movements in store bought pants, even knit pants. Oh! Did I not mention that I have a crawling baby now? Oh yes, I sure do ... he's been at it for a few weeks now. The cats are exhausted, and he is ecstatic.
So, the pants. They are cozy, comfy, warm, reversible, quick and easy to sew, and are designed to grow with Finn (The cuffs can be unrolled as the baby grows and the elastic can be let out.) I made four pairs with organic cotton fleece lining and Japanese print exteriors. Two of the pairs are made from cotton interlock knits - these are lighter weight pants. They're pretty versatile - they can be made with wovens or knits and the fact that they're fully lined means that there are no uncomfortable seams next to baby's skin.
Want the really good news? The pattern will be in my second book! See, I was really getting work done while clothing my son. Baddabing, baddaboom ... yay! Now to tackle the Christmas cookies with my Mom, cookie baker extraordinaire.