February 18, 2011

Feature Friday - My CWTS Partner and Little Man Pants

We have a double feature today.  First of all, my brilliant Crafting With the Stars partner WON!!!  I wanted to show you what Mandi made during the course of the competition.  Be prepared to drool.

You saw her Pottery Barn Knock Off Mirror here a few weeks ago.

Then she whipped up this....

...which she built using this.

She made this Birth Announcement Memory Box for the baby round.

Then she finished up by turning her plain pantry door into this.

Now raise your hands....who wants to be Mandi when they grow up?  I do.  You can get more of her anytime at Tidbits from the Tremaynes.  Thanks for letting me by your partner Mandi!  You rock.

Okay, let's move on to today's featured tutorial.  As I mentioned, Celebrate the Boy has begun and Dana from Made posted a little boy pants pattern and tutorial on the first day.  I was nerdy excited to try it out.  Her fabulous tutorial can be found right HERE.

You see, the wonderful thing about Dana and her tutorials is that she makes things very simple for those of us who didn't start sewing shortly after leaving the womb.  She is extremely thorough as well.  Her tutorial made things really easy and I whipped up these comfy pants for my chunky little guy, using some of my hubby's old pants.  I gave him a little room to grow with the length.

They give him plenty of room in the tushy for his diaper bum.

And, I think he likes his new comfy pants.

So, you know that part in What About Bob? where he keeps yelling, "I'm sailing!  I'm sailing!"?  Well, that's kind of how I feel today.  "I made pants!  I made pants people!"  It was easy and I want to lock myself in the basement and sew ten more now.

You can find Dana's fantastic tutorial HERE.  Thank you Dana!


  1. Your boy is so precious!

  2. Pants? Are like magic. I can sew pretty well, but nothing gives me the cheap thrill that I get from pants. It's like hooking back up with a high school boyfriend. Every time I turn it all right side out and give it a good shake, right before I make the hem, I get a super feeling of satisfaction. And who doesn't like wearing comfy elastic-waisted pants?!? Not this girl! The pants look great, and your little fella is super handsome!

  3. I am so excited to make some too now!!! I am such a sewer wannabe, so your encouragement has made me want to give it a try!!! Thanks! :)

  4. "On a boat, on a lake! I'm sailing! Ahoy!"

    Sorry, my dad made us watch that movie a million times growing up!

    Those pants are super cute! They look adorable!

  5. Okay, that Mandi is amazing. I definitely want to be like her when I grow up! :D

    And...Bayden is a doll. Cute little pants - I'm so happy for you!!

    Felicity, at {Simple Elegance}

  6. Those are the cutest pants! the wide hem is great. :)

  7. Great job!!! They look so stinking adorable on B. I just broke out the sewing machine to sew new patches on hubby's uniform, maybe I should keep it out a couple more days and attempt this one....

  8. super cute pants! I may just have to figure out my sewing machine to make some for my awesome little boys!!!

  9. Yay pants! they look great, and cute kid, too.

  10. I also saw these pants posted, and really want to get making a ton of pairs, the first thing I thought was how easy they will be for potty training easy to pull up and down with no zips buttons and heavy fabrics all these design companies use.
    Baden looks super CUTE!!

  11. Cute!!! I made some too! Such a great tutorial!

  12. Is it possible? It must be. Baden just got cuter. Great job on the pants. B. looks like a total stud in them.

  13. Thanks for the shout out, Cheri! You are too sweet. And thanks again for being my rockin' awesome partner. Man you put up with a lot of my crap/emails!

    I too adore those pants! I need to learn to sew!

  14. oh my crud! i want to be like mandi when i grow up.

    great job on the pants...i've been thinking of trying that tutorial...dana always has the cutest photos that make you want to try everything she does.

    thanks for your email!


  15. Oh the pants turned out great!! thanks for sharing your version!

  16. and hahaha. just read the BOB part. I'm sewing! I'm sewing! love it :)

  17. i cant help cracking up at ur babies tuff guy face, adorable. he just makes me smile.

  18. He is Model. Material. I reckon I see a "blue steel" there! Love his cool hat and threads :)

  19. Anonymous19.2.11

    I love your blog and gave you an 'award' over at my blog.

  20. I'm in the middle of a pants fest myself! Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, stars. That apothecary cabinet and pantry have me absolutely weak in the knees.

  21. I have 4 boys to try this out on! Excellent.

  22. I have 4 boys to try this out on! Excellent.

  23. shut upuh!! she's so talented!! love her stuff!!!


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