7.19.2011

Bright Yellow Pants

Oh, little yellow sailor pants, you are the bane of my existance.


It was nearly impossible to get even a "good-enough button hole" on certain parts of these pants due to the thickness of the fabric and in the end I ended up having to cut out the front piece again since my original front piece was covered with crappy buttonholes (and blood - but that's a different story).  Luckily I had just enough fabric leftover to be able to cut out another front piece and front facing.  I suppose the sewing gods were looking down on me afterall.


Round two with the buttonholes didn't necessarily go much better, but this time I knew I needed to make it work, so I did.  They ain't perfect, but they'll do.  Plus, they're hiding behind these adorable buttons that I bought in some antique shop some time ago (aren't I full of details today?).  The best part about these buttons?  A little handwritten note on the back about how they were purchased in Munich.  I hope that the original owner knows that her buttons found a good home.


Apart from the buttonhole fiasco, the rest of the pants went together just fine and dandy.  In fact, I threw them on O about an hour after I finished them (which explains why there are still some stray threads hanging off of them...I command you to ignore them all!) and she didn't scream when I put them on her so we'll consider them a success.  A bright yellow, nautical success!



Pattern: Oliver and S Sailboat Pants
Size: 2T
Fabric: Yellow denim purchased at Joanns

9 comments:

  1. Ahoy! Adorable pants!

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  2. Eek! Freakin adorable! And you know, once she's out of nappies, they should fit for another year or two and just get shorter and cuter. Worth the trouble!

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  3. Umm...I want yellow sailor pants. O is rocking those!

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  4. I love the BRIGHT yellow! Awesome! Jane, what is this "out of nappies" concept you speak of? That's never going to happen in my house. :-)

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  5. really cute! I love the yellow. :D

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  6. I love them! And with pants that cute, who needs a shirts?

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  7. that yellow is awesome! such cute little pants on a shirtless girl!

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  8. i love pants, and the buttons, and the sandals. and that face is pretty great too!

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  9. oh my goodness, these pants are adorable! yellow really is the best color, isn't it?

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