Friday, September 30, 2011

Baby trews!

I've been making baby trousers again today. The pattern is a free download from Made By Rae and is ridiculously easy and quick to put together. I made the first pair of these before Theo was born, but I've made a couple more after realising how much cheaper they are than store bought clothes. Even Tesco charges £7.50 for a pair of baby trousers, these cost about a third of that to make.

Today's pair are made from brushed cotton, which seems to be strangely hard to buy in the UK (if anyone knows different, please tell me!) I have also made a pair in lightweight cotton and another which are lined for colder weather. 

Made by Rae newborn pants

One of the really great things I'm discovering about making clothes for children is that the patterns start very simple and get progressively more complex as the child gets older. After baby pants my next challenge is making dungarees... Boden seems to be the only place you can buy them from and they are £24 a pair (!!) Fabric costs will be about half that to make them, how hard can they be?


  1. Wow, I am very impressed. Wish I could sew and make pretty little dresses for my girls. Children's clothes are sooo expensive especially for nice ones!

  2. So cute! For some reason I love making little pants like that. Possibly because I have three boys and there aren't many other cute things I can make for them to wear! Theo is adorable!

  3. You're baby is going to be a style icon when he grows up - you'll be busy them making clothes for all his friends!


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