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Today is day five of the Fancy Pants Leggings Pattern Tour! I feel really lucky to be on tour with all these amazing, creative ladies! To see the past and future versions you can visit everyone’s blog!
 

20th – Abby from Things for Boys
21st – Rachael from Imagine Gnats
22nd – Celina from Petit à Petit and Family
23rd – Jane from Buzzmills
24th – Heather from Feather’s Flight
27th – Stacey from Boy, oh Boy, oh Boy
28th – Gail from Probably Actually
29th – Jenny from The Southern Institute
30th – Ros from Sew Delicious
31st – Carla from Small + Friendly
I made two versions and here is my first, the Spaceman Pants.
Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit

There’s even a great spaceship on the bum!

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit

When I was designing these, I was going to just do the spaceship on the back. Then I decided to add the spaceman on the leg, and I was going to do the shorts all gray. I was thinking about Alida’s post about being kooky and taking your designs a step farther, and decided to take mine the next step by adding the green stripes and switching up the cuffs. It was the best decision because I LOVE these shorts!

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit
I extended the pattern a couple of inches so the shorts would hit Henry below the knee like knickerbockers. (I just love knickerbockers on little boys!) I also did it to protect his knees because he is constantly falling and scratching his knees!
Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit

Laura made an amazing pattern. She gives some great knit tips, has great and clear instructions, and the pattern can be cut out and sewn in under an hour!

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit

He’s such a hipster because his shirts are always so big!

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit


The other version I made was a little swimsuit. I didn’t think of this myself; I saw some on Petit à Petit and Family and wanted to make some. 

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit

I had made a rash guard last summer that still fit Henry but was a little short. I added a band to the bottom, and then made matching shorts. Doesn’t he look like the men that wore striped swimsuits from the early swimsuit days? I love his tight little shorts! We went to a sprinkler party yesterday, and they worked great!

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit

This is how he was really feeling about this photoshoot. 

Fancy Pants Blog Tour - Spaceman Pants and a Swimsuit


Heather

Author: Heather