Quick Change Trousers

I’m a bit swept off my feet at the moment. Hubby is working on-site with a client in Washington D.C. for two weeks so it is just me and the kiddos for a while. Apart from the two months that I was in the hospital this will be the longest we’ve ever been apart. Thank goodness for modern technology as we can call, e-mail, text and even video chat to make the distance seem not quite so far away. Our days have been super busy and filled with plenty of games, lots of snuggles, picnics on the living room floor when it was too drizzly to eat outside, and even a late night snack of bread pudding when my eldest couldn’t sleep. I’ve been staying occupied in the evenings watching British tv shows and crafting. These quick change trousers were high on my list. They are from Anna Maria Horner’s book Handmade Beginnings. They are super cute, super easy and just what we needed as the nights have been a bit chillier and the babe didn’t have any pyjama pants as she has outgrown everything that fit her last winter. These are ingenious as they are fully reversible. I only used two different fabrics instead of three on this pair as I am trying to use up some of the fabrics I have on hand without spending anything on new fabric. The striped cotton was from a pair of hand me down pyjama pants that were too short for me, so they matched up pretty nicely with some purple floral fabric I already had and voila, cute pyjama pants to keep those cute little baby legs warm. There are definitely going to be more quick change trousers in our future.

green, sewing • Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Quick Change Trousers”

  1. vanessa says:

    The trousers look super cute! I am in awe! It’s amazing how technology can keep us together! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Charity says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book – those pants are so sweet!

  3. Amy says:

    Thanks for sharing, I’m still wanting to learn to sew! I am so curious, did you finish the crochet project you showed a while back? I’d love to see the finished product!

  4. Gorgeous – I want some for me!! When Malcolm first worked away from home, it was long before e-mail and mobile phones, and our daily phone calls had to be fairly short because of the cost. By the time he went to work in Indonesia (after some months I joined him) I invested in a computer and signed up for e-mail …. that was at the start of 1997 and I’ve had the same e-mail address since!! Our student son stayed at home, so e-mail was great for keeping ing touch – he had to send me one every day, even if it just said hello, so that I knew he was out of bed (of course now with laptops and wifi he could be in bed!!)

  5. Those are so, so very pretty.

  6. Sarah west midlands uk says:

    Love those trousers you have made. Have been pondering about buying the book. Think you have made up mind!

  7. Allison says:

    Love it! I really need to learn to sew!!

  8. MamaUK says:

    What British TV shows have you been reading?

  9. Jennifer says:

    MamaUK, I’ve been watching Doc Martin, and I just started Lark Rise to Candleford. If you have any recommendations for me, let me know 🙂

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