Anna Maria Horner's Toddler Pants

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:
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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.

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  1. Emily Shirley9/29/2011

    OMG he's soooo big and sooooooo adorable and those pants...OMG...let me know when u start selling them...I'll take a few!!!

  2. L.O.V.E!!!! these are sooooo cute!!!!! i'm pinning it!

  3. It's funny, I actually have this book, but never wanted to make the pants (I think the bright main fabric turned me off), but it helps to see other people make it and their fabric choices to inspire me. Great palette!

  4. so great. also pinning it!

  5. (oh, and the pants are cute, but owen is THE CUTEST!)

  6. over the top..way cute:) i can see my grandbabies in these..

  7. I have this book and have made 3 pairs so far of these pants! I LOVE love love them and they are actually fun to make! The first two pairs I made were out of matching sets of my son and daughter's receiving blankets!


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