little planes for a little guy

now that i’ve somewhat gotten the hang of my overlocker, i decided it’s time again to do some quick & easy project for a baby.

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self-made baby pants

when i first saw the fabric, of course i got reminded of my husband who is plane crazy… i mean, crazy about planes. 😀 but since the print is really small, i thought it would look better as a kid’s clothing rather than for an adult. so, pants for little A it is!

image borrowed from BurdaStyle.com

the pattern is no. 137C from BurdaStyle magazine 05/2015. i thought the knee patches look so adorable. i was lucky to still have a bit of reddish orange jersey left from my previous sewing projects, and it was just the perfect size for the knee patches, waistband, and the edges of the leg parts.

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the plane fabric is jersey that is made of mostly cotton + a bit of elastane. in reality, the background colour of the plane jersey is a stronger light blue than in these pics. i couldn’t make the pics’ colours look realistic enough, egh.

since i was too lazy to put the interfacing on the knee patches, i of course encountered a big problem when sewing them on to the pants. they would’ve been “stabilized” with the interfacing, so that i would’ve been able to sew good oval shapes on them. but instead i made those uneven sewing lines, so i figured i would just sew each of them twice in completely different directions in order for them to look like it was meant to be uneven like that. 😉

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just for a size comparison, i took a picture of the pants with my hand on it… see how small they are? ❤

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there’s wide elastic band inside the waistband, to make sure the diaper stays put! 😀

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and as for the itty bitty edges of the leg parts, they are just made of folded/double-layered jersey.

it took me about 3 hours from copying the pattern to sewing the last stitch. i had so much fun making them, and thought that even if the parents didn’t like the pants then it’s okay. it was more of a practice thing for me anyway.

but when i gave the pants to them yesterday and little A was there too, he got so excited, took the pants close to his face and started mumbling happily while looking at them. ❤ there’s nothing more precious than that! i THINK he loved them. 😀

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9 thoughts on “little planes for a little guy

    • hi there! i bought the fabric from a local fabric store here in Finland, and unfortunately they don’t have any online store. but i’m sure you can search for similar ones in Etsy.com. 🙂 hope you’ll find it!

      • oh, sorry to hear that. 😦 i can’t help you though, because this fabric i bought was also only in a small piece, sold in one of the boxes of kilo-priced fabrics with other jerseys… so there’s no brand name or anything.

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