If you have ever shopped for baby clothes, you know that girls win it hands down in the cute category. You have tutus and dresses and tights and lace and…then I have to remove myself to the boys section before he ends up in a skirt. But whipping up a couple of pairs of Anna Maria Horner’s Quick Change Trousers from her Handmade Beginnings book helped.
Because every boy needs dinosaur pants.
These were my first pair and I just used some cheap fabric from Joann’s in case I messed them up. Well other than the scrap on the butt. If you have an eagle eye you can see that Carter’s butt matches his quilt. I so meant to do that.
They are also reversible so if he is having a more stripe kind of day, no problem.
They are also helpful for discovering your feet.
And set off a plain white onesie quite nicely. Because let’s me honest, if you are wearing dinosaur pants you need something pretty neutral on the top half.
Carter loved his pants so much I made some more. Every baby also needs Christmas pants.
Well I actually made three. Not that Carter needed three pairs to properly celebrate the holiday, but his two baby pals needed some as well.
Carter decided the sock monkeys set off his Christmas drool bib and candy cane socks nicely for lounging around the house on Christmas Eve. His dad thinks I am channeling MC Hammer, but nothing says “festive” like monkeys in santa hats.
As well as
present opening wrapping paper eating.
And I have already bought some fabric to make some more…this time I am thinking bears with a shot cotton lining. Only this time I will make the legs a little shorter and the waist a little bigger. Yep Carter hopes those proportions reverse themselves as he gets bigger. But for right now we are all loving on the pudge. In animal pants especially.