Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Project: NYC Pants

My mom and I have developed a little tradition of taking a mother/daughter trip to New York every couple of years. This past Fall, we took Zadie with us. It went surprisingly well even though I was super stressed about getting food in her and freaking out when she wouldn't nap. I've definitely chilled out a lot since then (I think).

I picked up an XXL men's shirt with this pants pattern in mind and actually got around to making them. I took these photos back when it was cold out. Now it's 80 - 90 degrees every day. We wear these to the park a lot because the cotton is thin and it's easier to go down the slide in pants than shorts.

They are surprisingly easy to make, a great fit over cloth diapers, and just plain awesome. I have two pairs of these that the designer, Kim, has made. We met at a craft show a couple of years ago and kept in touch. She is an amazing person. Everything she makes is from recycled/upcycled clothes and she uses pretty much every piece of those shirts. It's very cool.

These are Zadie's favorite pants. Check out the little detail I added to the hem. Just imagine what I can do with my new sewing machine (did I just write that? ha! more on that later. I'm still too afraid to turn it on).


Katie said...

Ooh! Ooh!! What did you get??! And don't worry, I, too, let mine sit in the box for a few days, afraid of its awesomeness. But then I opened it up, figured it out and I am quite in love. Just did a blind hem on a dress for Goose last night and it was so ridiculously easy. It's love, I tell you.

Oh, and those pants?? Darling:)

Steph said...

Those are super cute...hmm, maybe pants would be a good use for all those holey t-shirts we've got laying around here. Hope the new machine is everything you wanted!