Purple Pants

  My post-partum body needs clothes, so I made these last week. Fabric is Vera stretch sateen (by RK, of course) in Amethyst. LOVE them. I’ve got some green (Aloe) ready to cut next.    

a BUNCH of Sailor Pants for D

The boy-o put in a request for lots more sailor pants, which I love for summer, because a) they cover his knees so he gets cut up less, b) they look really stinkin’ cute on him. Right? I cut out a big pile on Sunday, and sewed a lot yesterday, so today he has 5 […]

Baby Crockett!

Ok, little dude, feel free to come any time now. (or go ahead and wait the full six more weeks, whichever you prefer).You have an outfit! Hat: thanks to my awesome friend Alissa, Shirt and Pants, made of Robert Kaufman Essex Linen scraps from D’s costume. (shirt is Newborn Kimono shirt from Purl Bee, pants […]

Vintage Davy Crockett

I bought a vintage Davy Crockett costume pattern on etsy a few weeks ago, and then got ahold of some gorgeous Essex Linen (in Camel), and gave up on finding nice vinyl or leather fringe, and accepted the faux stuff they sell at Joann. Luckily it came together really well, and the boy-o woke up […]

Finally finished knitted longies

Front: Back: I LOVE them. made in a size 9m, so hopefully he’ll be at least scooting, if not crawling, while wearing these, so his cute little cloth-diapered monster butt will be visible. pattern is based on the Budgie Bloomers (from ravelry) pants… with lots of improvised modifications….

KCWC sailor pants

trying to photograph a five-year-old boy is an exercise in frustration… except that this one is so goofy, I can’t help laughing… neither can he. he also can’t hold still. or just look nicely at the camera. at all. ever. so here’s a picture of the pants on the hanger last night… check out these […]

KCWC early start

So last year, a friend gave me some of her old clothes to refashion…. I turned this pair of stretch cord jeans into maternity pants a while back, but the stretch is a little too much, and the maternity aspect makes them fall down. I thought and thought about how to fix them, and then […]

Crockett pants

Im preparation for the new arrival…. a pair of wool longies (hopefully a long size 3-6m)… just because, I knitted the Fibonacci sequence in on one leg…. (starting on the left, with the orange: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and then the cuff…) I also drafted out a pair of 3-6m pants, with extra […]

I’m so excited!

I did some of the work for Robert Kaufman in trade for fabric, and today when I got home I had a HUGE box on my porch. All the cool colors are already in the washing machine so I can start making D pants tomorrow, but here’s the warm stuff. Twill, corduroy, velveteen, poplin, linen, […]


I dunno if anyone is holding their breath out there in blogworld, but here’s the tute I made on how to make a skirt from a pair of men’s trousers… This skirt is inspired by this page in Blueprints of Fashion. There aren’t any directions in the book (because it’s just photos of the pattern […]