Here's the thing: I sometimes have time to write posts, but then I forget to take the photos or the weather is so gastly (I do love that word!) that there just isn't enough light to get a good shot or there is too much rain to get anything other than me looking like I just fell in a pond. So here's a post I wrote nearly two weeks ago (small grimace) but have only just remembered to take the photos for...
Reading through my feeds last night (hmm, well, more like a couple of weekends ago now), I came to the latest post from Film in the Fridge. Ashley had her baby son, Max, about 6 or 7 weeks after Baby Stash appeared, and she has recently been making fabulous trousers and shorts for him to wear.
And that reminded me that I never got round to showing you the pair of trousers I made for Baby Stash. Hmmm, I think I must have made them a good month or two ago, but I included some room for growing so I hope that they will still fit in the autumn.
Unlike, Ashley, I put a popper crotch into these trousers, and although they are more functional this way, I can't say I like the finished look as much as Ashley's versions. Baby Stash has several pairs of pull-on shorts and his jersey trousers, of course, which have come to be known as his yoga-combats.
In fact these navy ones are exactly the same pattern as said yoga-combats, but in a medium weight cotton (I think I made a skirt or something for work with it a long while back). The hem trim is some Kaffe Fasset bias binding I made a couple of years ago:
I'm not sure I'll make any more trousers with popper crotches. It's just as easy to pull them off completely for nappy changing, although now Baby Stash is a bit older, it takes a bit longer to get them back on because he has turned into a right wriggler. They also don't really work with turn-ups unless you have the poppers a lot closer together than I sewed them.
The fabric is not great either. Although it's cotton, it seems to attract fluff in the wash like nobody's business, so it never looks entirely clean. Admittedly this is a minor point when there is baby dribble to cover up the fluff but it's still a small annoyance all the same. So now I just have to find some fabulous fabrics to sew with and Stash can look as fabulous as Max does.
ps. the lurid grass in the photos... well, I had my camera on it's 'foliage' setting and normally the images are very green but not so washed out looking. But I did take the photos literally just now so the sun its at it's highest and brightest so perhaps that's the reason.