Yesssss! I did it friends! I finally found a sewing project suitable for baby boys to rival the cutest little dresses I made this summer. Cue the Quick Change Trousers! They can totally be made for girls too, but I'm relieved that I now have a go-to project for boys as I wasn't convinced I'd ever find one.
Apologies for the quality of these smartphone photos, I blame the trousers entirely. Why? Because these little babies were so fast to make! I whipped them up in less that an hour an a half, including cutting out, the evening before my lunch date with a friend and her little boy. My only option was to photograph them on my desk at work. Haha!
As you can see, they're fully reversible with an adjustable leg length thanks to the nifty turn-ups, which hopefully makes them wearable for longer. I think my favourite part is the the back butt panel, because you can have so much fun with contrasting fabrics.
The project is from Anna Maria Horner's book called Handmade Beginnings, which I bought for a bargain from The Works. The instructions are straightforward, but could do with a few more diagrams for trickier parts in my opinion. The patterns are printed on sturdy paper a la Burdastyle, so they do need tracing I'm afraid. Overall though it's a lovely book and I'm particularly impressed with the variety of projects included, both for wee ones and parents. I've picked out a few of my favourite below...
I've also made the Patchwork Sleeping Sack, sans the patchwork, but I'll save that for another post. All I'll say is that I made it winter appropriate and it turned out really awesome!