W.I.P. Wednesday : Pants or When Your Model Has The Shiggles*

Happy W.I.P. Wednesday everyone! I was so excited to see so many of you W.I.P.ping last week with me! If we get enough of us W.I.P.ing I’ll make a little linky page to share all that creativity with the rest of the world. It’s so empowering to see all the craftiness and artistic energy everywhere – and in so many different ways.

I should actually be slaving away over a hot sewing machine to try and finish up some gifties, but here’s some of what I’ve been working on this week : pants! Had I known how obscenely simple sewing children’s pants was, I’d have done this ages ago! All you really need is a pair of pants that the kidlet wears to use as a template (and you can play with the size from there). Because they’re all little and stuff, you’re pretty much just cutting and sewing straight(ish) lines. There are several great tuts (just use our friend google), and if the sun ever returns to France I may even take some “play-by-play” photos to show you how terribly easy it is to make pants for the kidlets in your life.

Making the pants is easy.

Taking pictures of Guppy wearing the pants? Not so much…

They’re a bit of a boot cut, and just long enough to be cool (according to M. Fish).

chordetailsThe fabric is a light brown cord with embroidered flowers that I was unable to get a close-up of because Guppy had way too many things to do and couldn’t we take pictures later?

My next experiment was pajama pants with a blue fleece remnant I picked up when I was in the States last summer. I am now regretting not having tried to track more down because it’s just so warm and cozy and perfect for pj’s – and would have been great for a matching top, but I just don’t have enough left!


This is an action shot of “Indiana Jones” who needed a whip and so made do with my tape measure. Not sure how Indie would feel about the heart appliqué, but Guppy liked it.


I’m 3 1/2 & I won’t stay still for anyone,especially not the forces of evil!

These were a practice pair, actually. Santa is bringing her some dino pj’s…so Santa better get sewing!

Tacha’s W.I.P. is a great “to do” list she’s put up as a pdf to share. Go check it out!

*Shiggle is of course when you shake & wiggle. We do it all the time around here.

23 thoughts on “W.I.P. Wednesday : Pants or When Your Model Has The Shiggles*

  1. The pants are so cute. And Arthur loves to shiggle, especially before bedtime to avoid getting sleepy. I posted some work on my page today.

  2. Shiggles is such a fun word. I’m going to have to remember that when I’m with my niece.

    My mom used to make a lot of our clothes and I think she still has my “favorite” pants. She says they were my favorite but I have to question that. They were made out of stretchy polyester in a neon lime green color with white seagulls on them. Hah! Guppy is lucky. Her pants are adorable!

  3. Your shiggles are giving me the giggles..
    I love Guppy’s new pants! Are you making them in adult size? I’ll take seven pairs and if you can stitch the day of the week across the bottom I’ll be oh so happy 😉
    Hope you get some sunshine soon…

  4. Both pants are adorable! I need to get some lightweight fleece and whip up some lounge pants for Alex. He has a favorite pair that are starting to get too short.

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