I remember getting asked a lot if I would be sewing lots of baby things when I was pregnant, after some thought it was a big fat NO. Too tiny, too fiddly and they grow out of things too quickly. I think that was a fair point for the first year, but now I feel like what I make could actually be worn for longer than a few weeks and baby is now toddler and wears clothes a bit bigger so not so fiddly!
I love buying Ted clothes, like LOVE it a lot. There's such cute stuff out there and it's relatively cheap, well compared to adult clothing anyway but I recently started to think how simple his little trousers are and how surely I should be able to put those together myself and lo and behold I can.....
Pattern: Brindille & Twig Cuff Pants
Go check out their selection of patterns for kids, theres load of them. Who knew there were so many styles of trousers out there?! I chose these cuff pants as they are the closest to what I've been buying. I like that you can use different, contrasting, fabric on the waist and ankle cuffs.
Fabric: Cotton Jersey
The bear print I found on Ebay. I bought just half a meter and got two pairs of trousers out of it, with enough left over to make up a couple of newborn hats for a friend.
The black jersey and the ribbing are from the Village Haberdashery. I had an email to remind me about my stash points and managed to get a meter of jersey and half of the ribbing all with points. (I LOVE points, Boots points, Nectar points, Pampers points....sign me up!)
Notions: Iron on transfers
Would these come under notions?? Well today they do. I've had this book of iron on transfers for ages. I get scared to commit them to fabric in case I change my mind but they're perfect for the little. I think I'll be using these up this year.
Thoughts: Love this pattern, super easy and quick to sew up and seeing as the sizing goes up to 6T I think I'll be using this for some time.
If you want to use nice fabric then I'm not sure that they're that efficient cost wise but at least you're able to choose exactly the colours and patterns you want so it's a win.