Wool Longies

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Wool longies are my favourite thing to make. Shrunken wool sweaters aren’t garbage…they’re gold. Especially those of the cashmere variety. These ones were made for a friend and found their way back to me when I had my new one. I tend to stitch them by hand with a blanket stitch and embroidery thread and recently started lanolizing them so they can also be a cloth diaper cover. You can learn how to make sweater pants/longies here. Learn the great things about wool here and how to lanolize here.

Summer Baby Pants

 

Check out these baby pants. The pattern is literally two rectangles and a square and if you use light fabric, they make PERFECT summer baby pants. If you use heavy fabric, they are pretty darn cute winter baby pants. Although, if I made a winter pair, I might not cinch the bottom – or maybe I would! Maybe I’d do BOTH!

I like to keep Eskie’s legs covered when he’s playing outside in the summer, because we live in the woods and there are ticks and poison ivy and other skin irritants abound. Also, to protect his little legsies from the sun.

I learned about this bloomer pants pattern from Alnis’s Aunt Linda who made them for Alni and his cousins when they were wee lads and now makes them for the new generation of cousins. They were on a farm near Tweed, ON and wore these perfect pants all summer. You can get the pattern at Folkwear¬†along with other kids clothing patterns. I will be making 100’s of these for all my friends with babies. And next I will tackle the Turkish tunic and Nepali Chupa.

I used a seersucker fabric that I scored at Mrs. Huizenga on Roncy a few years ago. Seersucker is a pretty great light baby clothes fabric. I’ve also considered re-purposing vintage pillowcases for baby pant purposes, because it’s about the right amount of fabric required for the small size. A place like Shabby Sheets might have some inspirational vintage sheet patterns.

Lots of diadee room too. I’m telling you – perfect. Make them.