new pants for my (not-so) lil j

i think lil j must have suddenly grown taller in the last couple of weeks or so… i noticed most of his pants are getting somewhat shorter, and i don’t think they have shrunk (or maybe i was merely looking for an excuse for me to make more pants for him)

regardless, i was rather “productive” last week.  i made him two pairs of new pants!  did i mention how he is always excited and eager when i showed him something new i made for him? (usually first thing when he wakes up from him nap)  and that he would happily and obligingly put them on.  and refused to take them off later.  ahh.. maybe that’s why i keep wanting to make stuff for him 😉

my first attempt at a reversible pants. mainly because the weather is getting colder, uh, and reversible means seams are hidden.

the reversed side of the pants. i thought it looked boring so i added the lil caterpillar on the butt. only because lil j is into the hungry caterpillar now - we read at least 20 times a day!! (he calls it nom-nom) i have never done applique before, and the felted caterpillar was actually handstitched on after having completed the pants. well, he loved it, and has already worn them twice since i finished it last tuesday

 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6