Poppy Seed Fabrics sent me a few fat quarters to play around with.
They are a cute little Etsy shop that offers an array of fabrics.
Boy was I excited!
I knew immediately when I saw them that I wanted to make Owen some pants. I checked out Anna Maria Horner's book handmade Beginnings from my local library, and I quickly made her Quick Change Trousers. I just L.O.V.E. them! I have four pants in two. My kind of pattern! Plus, I can take the skills I learned from Anna and apply them to make up a pair on my own.
Okay, how stinkin' cute are these?? How could I pass up on this? Clearly, I couldn't.
I will not get into the tutorial side of making these pants because you can check out the book, and read her instructions. I didn't change much, except adding a placket on one pair.
I knew I wanted a white (gasp! or stupid me) pair of pants for Owen. The colors of the fabrics that were sent to me would really pop well against a white background. I also wanted to use my chartreuse polka dot fabric because that fabric had been sitting in my closet for over a year now. Plus, how many chartreuse articles of clothing do you see for young people? (Some of you may be thinking, "There's a reason why Nancy," but I really like the color. lol) So I will let you decide if my pants are Anna Maria Horner quality. I think they are.
Don't forget to look at the other fat quarter projects here, here, and here.
AND . . .
Make sure you check out tomorrow's Fabric Friday for a special post!
I'm linking up to:
The Shabby Nest
Sew Much Ado
Creations By Kara
Night Owl Crafting
Sew Can Do
Mad In Crafts
Keeping It Simple
Fat quarters were c/o Poppy Seed Fabrics, and that did not influence my opinion of the shop. What I typed was truly my opinion and experience with their fabrics.