kcwc: day two

September 21st, 2010

I got these two pairs of PINK! and YELLOW! cords at the gap this summer for 3 bucks each and knew right away I wanted to turn them into pants for my kids. Last year I made pants for them out of my husband’s old jeans (sort of like this) but the rise was too low and they never wore them–my son called them, without any malice, his “falling down pants.”

I wanted to get the fit right this time, but the stinkers were sleeping when I made these so I got all fancy with the pockets while I waited. There are two patch pockets on the back of each pair and a little pocket in front–a star for my son and a heart for my daughter.  When they tried them on they both complained that the pocket was too small. Wouldn’t you be excited to have a star pocket on your pants? Whatever. They fit.

I used a pretty bit of printed corduroy for the elastic casing on the pink ones and this crazy awesome vintage scrap I had for the yellow pair. This is a super easy way to make use of those jeans you never wear, but can’t get rid of for some weird reason. Cute recycling. My friend Mary Jo over at Five Green Acres put a little upcycling twist to kids clothes week; check it out if you are making big clothes into small clothes this week.

Made by Rae Giveaway!

Today’s giveaway is from the fabulous Rae from Made by Rae. She is hilarious and down to earth and a damn fine seamstress. She kindly offered up two patterns for kids clothes week: the big butt baby pants and the toddler backpack. Both patterns are PDFs, so you could even add them to your list for this week (ha!). Just tell me which one you would rather have in the comments and I’ll choose two winners! The toddler backpack is full of nice details: pockets and piping and padded straps and little loops for hanging. And the big butt baby pants, while also being extremely fun to say, are versatile and useful and super cute. Decisions, decisions.


The winners are

big butt baby pants: #10 Shannon

toddler backpack: #55 Stephanie from neuroses galore



290 Responses to kcwc: day two

  1. Kayla says:

    Love the backpack!

  2. Debbie says:

    good morning I would love to win the patterns I have 2 grandchildren who would love to to crawl and walk around with new cute pants!


  3. Janna says:

    Would love to win :)

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  5. Jody says:

    The pants are awesome…I have a skinny cloth diapered little boy that they will be perfect for! Save me from having to find him a belt :)

  6. Meritxell says:

    This backpack’s pattern is irresisitible, i really need one!!!

  7. Brigette says:

    I have been wanting the big butt pattern!

  8. Miquela says:

    I would love the Toddler Backpack! I have a couple of little ones who have “requested” a backpack that is not “gigamtic”!

  9. Julia says:

    I love that big butt baby pants pattern!!! Thank you!

  10. meg says:

    *******THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!*********

  11. Nancy says:

    Both projects look so fun but I think I’d like to try making the Backpack. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I would love to have the big butt baby pant pattern! They would make awesome babay gifts…and I just found out I’m pregnant and want to make a whole slew of these things for the little one to be!

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  14. Stephanie says:

    Hot damn! I won! Thank so much!

  15. Jodie says:

    The Big Butt Baby pants! I love her site and I’ve been wanting to make these for as long as she’s had them. :) Thanks!