There is something about baby jeans that are irresistible, yes?
Baby jeggings seem to amp up the cuteness factor even more.
As I was preparing for the Project Run & Play finale I decided to make a pair for Natalie. I ended up not using them because they didn’t fit in with Owen’s look and the other pieces I made (too dark to go with the tunic). But I spent some good time making them, so I decided a post was in order to make sure they still had their day in the sun.
Using the Peekaboo Shop’s Skinny Pant Pattern, I modified it down to size 6 months. It’s a wonderful pattern to follow and there is a fantastic size range, 12 month to 10 years, but I needed them to fit petite 7 month old Natalie. So I tweaked and guessed and mocked up a smaller version of the pattern.
Result? Not perfect but close. They came out a bit small, the waistband is a bit thick, and I should have put more rise in the back of the pants, but they still fit pretty cute!
I used a stretchy bottom weight fabric (stretch denim/twill?). All I know is I got this lovely, rich, purple color from Joann in the bottom weights section. It’s nice and soft with the perfect amount of stretch. It also has a nice sheen to it that’s kind of fun. I only needed to use half of a yard and I still have a lot left over. If you use a coupon, it makes these baby jeggings pretty thrifty. Just how I like it. :)
The button fly and the front pockets are fake. What baby really needs working pockets?
The back pockets are real but only because it’s just as easy to sew real ones as it is to sew fake ones.
I cinched the waistband together with a bright yellow button. I almost went with a safe matching purple button, but couldn’t resist adding a pop of color.
The one drawback to these dark purple jeggings, is that they collect lint like crazy! By the end of these pictures her pants looked fuzzy (as you can see) from crawling around. It could also be a little bit of ISO noise from taking these photos in low light? *Shrug.*
Either way, I think they look cute and comfy on her.
Love me a good baby jean. :)
So…I still haven’t started on the boys’ costumes! Procrastination is my middle name this week. I’ll be back tomorrow with a guest re-post, but you might not otherwise hear from me for a bit. I predict I’ll have a couple of long nights locked into my sewing corner. Nothing I’m not used to though!