Monday, 14 January 2013

Fuzzy Dots

The task this week was to make something with stripes and polka dots.  I wasn't sure whether it had to be stripes AND dots or just one.  I knew somewhere in all this I wanted to make Maya some pants.  I make her skirts and dresses more than anything else so I thought pants would be a nice change.  Also, she is small for her age and kind of in between sizes so custom pants are just right for her.  I drafted the pattern from pants that fit her width but are a little short (she is between a 3T and a 4T in pants).  I was using stretchy fleece so I made sure to trace pants with a similar stretch.

I cut a variety of dots out of the pink.  I am not sure why I thought it was important to make my own dots.  I actually have some polka dot fabric in my stash I could have used for a different design but this felt more creative. 

I used a wide zig-zag stitch to attach the dots in random spots.  If you try this, make sure to turn your work slowly to keep the stitches even and the circle well-rounded.   I love the way they look. 

Then I assembled the pants.  I usually assemble each leg and then put one inside the other.  I used my serger but this can be done on a sewing machine. 

We had some warmer weather this weekend so we headed outside to take a few pictures. This is what she did when she saw the camera.  Ham?

Warm enough to swing?

Dots on the back, too.

I made a stripe on a piece of fleece using light pink fleece binding.  Maya loves the look but the clip I used would have stayed in a whole lot better if she would have let me put her hair in a pony tail!


  1. looks very comfy, and I like that you made your own dots.

  2. the big random dots are so cute, makes me think of grey and pink ladybugs

  3. Those pants look so nice and comfy while still fun and stylish! My favorite kind of clothes :) Love the big dots!

  4. Those pants look so warm and comfy! I love that the dots are asymmetrical!