Friday, April 29, 2011

the perfect pants.

baby R frolicking in the purple pants

showing the button detail. (there are some buttons at the top too, but they are not featured here)

I have been trying baby pants patterns for a while. none are quite right. here is my latest adaption and already I hate it. I have decided I should re-invent the wheel. the problems with kid pants patterns are:

1. too many pieces. the more pieces the more places to screw up, or to have things not line up when you finish. and who wants their awesome fabric patterns cut up like that?
2. I like lining, but lined pants often are hard to finish the cuffs on. things just don't add up.
3. not easy to re-size. if the pattern is simple the re-sizing is simple .
4. not enough room for diapers.
5. options! I like cuffs, reversible pants,and the button tied cuffs! why not all in the same pattern? and what if I don't want lining or cuffs lets cover that too.

I am making a pattern now.I will post soon. I will have a lined pants pattern that
1. has only 4-6 pieces (plus detailing pieces)
2. easy(er)cuffs
3. directions on resizing 0-3 mos up to whatever you want.
4. room for diapers!
5. how to line, cuff, button cuff, and plain hemming.

and these pants will be perfect for any fabric.

and this is R showing off my newest (old school) golf hat. available at my etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

why tweed

I like tweed. I recently received a huge piece of fantastic tweed from an elderly lady at church, along with many other amazing vintage fabrics. I made some shoes that turned out pretty cute if you ask me. and others thought so too. so, then I decided to sell some. I also am exploring hat making, and other pursuits with tweed. I will expand into other things of course because wool baby clothes have all kinds of problems. but for shoes with leather soles and hats it is ideal, and I have had a photographer expand her props with that classiest of materials fashioned into a hat pants and shoes. so I was inadvertently dragged into business. we will see what I am willing to do. this is my fledgling craft blog.
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