create (a life): the process of making | FreshlyPlanted

create (a life): the process of making

Once upon a time I saw the "quick change trousers" from Anna Maria's Handmade Beginnings in this blog post, here, and a seed was planted. Are you familiar with the "Oh, someday I want to make that" seed? I've been collecting lots of them lately, but actually planting them and sowing a harvest is sometimes another story (smile). Anyways, so I loved the trousers and was talking to my friend Holly about wanting to make them for Billy when she said she had the perfect fabric. (With Robots, eek!) But first I decided I needed to dive in and take the time to try the pattern first. 

Since Cory had taken the kids so I could have some Mama time, I decided to have a little Mama beverage as well. I don't usually take the time to do a trial run first, and I was happy I did. There were several little mistakes, like this:

They were corrected easily with a little seam ripping and re-sewing, but no robots were injured in the process (ha!). I'll share the final pants tomorrow, they're pretty fun and big enough that our little man- who is currently growing out of everything- will be able to grow into them. That'll be a nice change!

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly


  1. And one day your little man will look back and smile at those mama made robot pants:) They grow up way too fast :)

  2. I often get the "someday I want to make that seed"... it's gotten worse since Pinterest came to be! I can't wait to see the robot pants :)

  3. Oh I have several "someday I want to make" seeds... Can't wait to see the pants tomorrow!

  4. Um, yeah, That seed is always planted, hardly ever harvested! Hence, Sofia's "Ideas". Hee! Hee! I agree with Jennifer, it has gotten worse since Pinterest. I actually have a board called "Things I shall attempt to sew one day." Its ridiculous. Thats why I try to stay off of there these days. ;0
    And the sight of those pin cushions always makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside - a sign that something cute is in the works!

    Thanks again for this creative contribution to {Magic of the Mundane}. I look forward to your links every single week!


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