I really love the Big Butt Baby Pants pattern by Made by Rae – I gave up trying to find trousers that fit over our cloth nappies when FB was small, and anyway it turned out that I liked the trousers I made for him, much more than the ones I saw in the shops.
But they never fit really well until I started using this pattern.
And while the pattern calls for woven fabric I’ve always had great results with jerseys and – here – felted wool. (If you have a serger washable wool jumpers also work well, and have obvious advantages.) This opens up a whole world of charity shop finds that can be given a great new life.
This pair was sewn last night in about half an hour, when FB was in bed and LR was willing to sit on daddy’s knee. There were 6 seams in total, plus a bit of tidying, and because it’s felted I didn’t have to worry about the edges. Good bang for you sewing buck.
And finally – finally – my little boy got some more (warm) trousers to wear.