Right now the baby is asleep, the house is clean, and I feel like I've been in possession of super powers for the past 2 days. This afternoon two dear friends from my Stitch & Sew days came over for a visit. One of them is due to have her second boy in about a month, so I racked my brain over the weekend for what gift I could get for him. I wandered around the mall on Sunday, but nothing looked special enough. I finally decided that I'd have to make something. I doubted I could get anything significant done by Tuesday afternoon. Still, I had to try.
Should I make a quilt or a blanket? A toy? Bibs? Burp cloths? ... I remembered I had a pattern for some adorable baby pants. I could make a whole set! So yesterday morning I dug out the pattern, copied it onto Swedish tracing pattern (the best stuff ever!) and after the Fredster's morning nap, we took a trip to the fabric store. I washed and dried the fabric and managed to get it almost completely cut out by the end of his last nap. After his bedtime, I went to work. He fell asleep at 7pm and I was done by 10:30. Hurray!!
The pattern is from Purl Soho. It's so quick and easy! I used the overcast stitch on my machine to finish the seams, so they should hold up in the wash. The only difficult part was sewing the gusset, but with lots of pins, I didn't have any problems.