Kid pants resized to fit toddlers

How has life been for you?
I have been busily homeschooling 3 little boys and (mostly) enjoying it! Its hard, don't get me wrong, but I like teaching them during the day and believe it or not it has been great to have them home! The one thing however that is hard with them being home all day is that I don't have time to sew, clean or do anything that used to take time that has been a very hard transition for me. I never realized how selfish I was until we restarted this homeschooling journey this Fall.
Anyways...onto the pants ;0)

 Parker has grown into a toddler baby and his personality has blossomed right along with that change (for better or worse, haha!). I love seeing his new faces and hearing the new words he says each day!

Janie and Jack Sale on Now
 With all his growing up he has grown taller and needed new pants for the cooler weather that seems to be coming all to quickly. Why can't it stay Fall forever? I love the steady cool nights and days warm enough to do all you want outside with out a jacket or sweater.

So I decided to use some free patterns to make him a winter wardrobe. There is a huge list of all kinds of pants on the free patterns for boys page and after looking at them all I decided to try Dana's Kid Pants pattern. The only problem is that they are sized 2T/3T and Parker is barely in 18 months, I needed to resize the pattern if I wanted them to fit him.

 For an 18 month to 2T size I went with shrinking the pattern to 86.5% and made sure to put the arrows on the pattern page so they were touching. Parkers waist is 16 inches and these pants fit perfectly in the waist and bum area but were a little long, I will probably take off an inch in length. Now if your child has a waist bigger than 16 inches I would for sure add some width to the sides. 
Maybe I'll have to do a tutorial on it later?

Kid pants toddler style worked perfectly! He has already gotten some compliments on them and I love how they look!


Sew Boy Halloween style!

Its the first day of October and Halloween is coming way too fast! We are still planning what my boys want to be and so I collected a great long list of some cute and fairly easy tutorials. Here is what made the line up I hope you find an idea here to inspire you!

Here are the costumes pictured above:

 Pair this Free cape Pattern with a mask or a painted on mask and let your boys save the night superhero style!
 I think if you pair the Dino sweater tutorial and the Dino tail tutorial you son could have the cutest costume! It would work for any age too ;0)
 sew a DIY dinosaur (dino) tail

 Peter Pan is a classic and with the new movie coming out I think more boys will want to be him! Here is the tutorial.

Step by Step Jedi Robe Tutorial
Star Wars is ALWAYS a great choice! The new movie is sure to have boys wanting to be there favorite character! Check out the Jedi Robe Tutorial and the Stars Wars one below for a complete costume!
DIY Kids Star Wars Costumes - Melly Sews - Tutorials

  Boo Costume Tutorialrev
 This little Boo was too cute to leave out and I think any toddler would steal the night if they wore this!

 handmade halloween mummy costume from NellieBellie; simple, easy, and tons of fun! #mummy #halloween #costume
 Running out of time? This costume is sure to be fun and is super easy with NO SEWING! Go here for the details!

Easy Jack Skellington DIY costume for Halloween!
 This Jack Skellington is quite creative and so much easier than I thought! Check out the tutorial here!

 Toothless is a favorite thing to be here in our home filled with boys and this tutorial is the best and easiest I've seen yet! Check it out!

 One more for the toddler or baby, this penguin is actually much easier than it looks and the tutorial is excellent!

That's all I have for today! I hope you all find something for the boys in your life and we'll chat soon! 
Be sure to check out my previous posts (here, here and here) on Halloween too!



Free Pattern Page update!

A little update! I have re-arranged the free patterns for boys page! I was finding it more and more difficult to add patterns due to the tons html so I adjusted a few things. I have a ton of free boy patterns filed away and now its going to be much easier to add them!


There are so many patterns for boys listed! Here is just a sampling of what you will find:

click on images below to go to pattern
Vest pattern size 5T

Tuxedo Tee size 3T
green display

Hoodie pattern sizes 6 months to 6 years

Harmonica Jacket size 5/6

Lani overalls size 2-3T

Teddy bear romper size newborn to 18 months

Jeans size 3/4 to 7/8

I hope you enjoy all the patterns and please let your friends know!