Last year I purchased Rae’s Big Butt Baby pattern. Can you tell I’m a huge Made By Rae fan? I can’t help it. Her patterns are fun and I love her colorful fabric choices. Made by Rae was one of the first sewing blogs I started following (my awesome friend Trisha turned me onto it) and I never get tired of her creations!
Anyway, I was looking for a simple pattern that would make a great gift for baby boys. I debated the purchase for awhile before I took the plunge and bought the pattern. It’s a little more money than I usually spend on a children’s pattern but I knew I would use it to bits… and I have!
These were the first Big Butt pants I made for my friend Jenny (for her infant son that is, not Jenny). The fabric is Riley Blake’s Seaside line, which is to date my favorite boy themed fabric!
I paired them with simple onesies that I embellished with fabric paint and stamps (you can check out that tutorial here).
The pattern comes with a variety of add-ons; cuffs, pockets, ruffles, knee patches… I like the way the pattern gives you the freedom to use multiple fabrics. This little pair was made from a lightweight Chambray with plaid pockets and rear panel.
Last week my sweet friend, from way back in my high-school days, had a baby shower. She’s expecting her first child (a little boy) this winter. I took the morning to make a matching onesie and pants. The pants are that simple to make!
While I was cutting out the bird pants I took a moment to cut a pair of chambray and floral Big Butt pants for Miss P. When I came home from the baby shower I sewed them up for her. She’s in desperate need of warmer clothes! The kid is growing faster than I can keep up with!
When I talk about patterns I always want to be honest about any hitches I come across while sewing them. This pattern does have a little hitch. The rear panel has a tendency to pucker at the crotch. Rae wrote up a helpful tutorial about how to avoid that pucker. I read the tutorial carefully, but it still took me sewing the pattern several more times before I was able to make a pair without a pucker. The rear panel just takes a little fiddling.
That’s it from the sewing room my lovelies! Thanks for stopping by, April