The first decision that comes to my mind when I see these is cutie patootie pants isn’t “do I sew these pants,” but rather, “what color thread do I use for the topstitching?!”. I mean, really. All of that stitching detail just grabs your attention and demands to be swooned over.
Can someone push that fainting couch over here? THUD!!!
If you haven’t read any of my other posts about patterns from the One Thimble E-zines (here, here, and here), you should know that it’s an amazing collection of PDFs, tips, style articles, and all things fabulous and sewing related, dreamed up by the amazing Jen Kennedy of Ainslee Fox. The patterns I’ve sewn have been so fun and unique, and I’m always dying to see what’s going the be in the next issue. You can buy the full E-zine or the individual patterns, but the E-zine is a great deal!
But back to the pants…(see what I did there?)
These are the Baby Fakie Pants from Issue 3.
Once you get everything cut and the stitching lines traced, this really is a super quick sew. I did have to adjust the sizing to fit my small fry, and I shortened the length a bit, but he still has some growing room in them. I used a bottom-weight fabric that feels a little like twill that makes these a great, durable pair of pants. And did I mention cute, too?
I hope this inspires you to take a look at everything One Thimble has to offer. I’ve always loved the Aussies and this just seals the deal for me! It makes me want to hop on a plane and head Down Under! (But I’ve heard from Megan and Lyn that if I came, I’d have to fill a second suitcase with dresses and fabric from ‘Merica.) Sign me up, y’all! This mama needs a vacation!
I received a copy of the One Thimble E-zine to use for this post. My thoughts are my own and so is that handsome fella in the pics!