create (Mama): Robots! | FreshlyPlanted

create (Mama): Robots!

As promised friends, Robot pants! These are the "quick change trousers" from Anna Maria's Handmade Beginnings.  As I wrote about yesterday, I am not a sewing-from-a-pattern kind of Mama so I was a little (ok... very) apprehensive about sewing these pants. Especially since there was gorgeous fabric involved. But with a trial pair out of the way, these really did come together quickly...

And just in time! Billy has decided, against Mama's better judgment, that he really must crawl in order to keep up with bigger sister. Crawling, combined with his love for solid food, is going to be really hard on clothing. A pair of reversible pants will be a big help: not one, but two pairs of knees to wear out. 

The fabrics are "Robot Factory" by Robert Kaufman and "Diamond Ikat" by Dear Stella, both bought locally. I've never sewn with such quality fabric before, and now I understand better why people invest in fabric. It ironed well, cut beautifully, and was such a joy to sew with.

But knowing my little man is going to be growing into something Mama-made was the best joy of all!

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. Nice job, Cassie! He looks adorable in them. Just this weekend, I turned a bunch of my boys to-short-and-holey-pants into shorts for this summer. Some of these pants are ones I had just made 6 months ago!

    1. Thank you friend! That means so much coming from you, the amazing seamstress you are (smile). I am storing away the idea to turn end-of-the-road pants into shorts. That will definitely come in handy in the future!


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