Of course you can ignore my advice but don’t come back here and tell me I didn’t warn you when your kids grow up and hide your photos of them in their hilarious clown pants.
Can someone tell me when it became Ok to dress our children like pint sized clowns?
I hope I am not offending any of you ruffle bell bottom lovers.
I love me some ruffles just like the next girl but if your child is over two or three, take my advice and steer clear of giant ruffled bell bottoms when sewing clothing for your little girl.
Where did this bell bottom ruffle pant trend came from?
Here is a clue….
It starts with C and ends with an N.
The resemblance to this clown costume I made recently is remarkable!
I should have added two more layers of ruffles on the bottom!
What was I thinking?
These pants can also double as a floor mop.
Seriously, how unpractical is this design?
This outfit illustrates perfectly why “less is more”
is good advice when it comes to ruffles.
Actually, I am on the fence when it comes to this outfit above.
It’s sort of growing on me!
Now some of the big pattern companies have tried to keep up with the trends. Unfortunately they followed some of the more outlandish trends like the harem pant craze from 2010.
There is plenty of room for your kids Pull ups in them there pants below.
Now let’s not forget the boys…
Why is it that there are like 150 patterns for girls and only 4 for boys ?
How about some dorky gangsta chic for you?
Reader, below is sadly some of what we have to choose from from the big pattern companies when it comes to boys sewing patterns.
Mind you, these aren’t discontinued patterns.
They are all modern patterns available in stores.
This pattern comes with directions for making your own doo rag.
Can someone tell me why these Fresh Prince of Bel Air type patterns are still for sale?
I guess parents just don’t understand.
Here is an outfit for older boys. I wonder how the boy in the camouflage outfit would be treated at school when he shows up in this circa 1998 outfit?
I suppose he could wear this outfit on a hunting trip.
But those huge baggy pants are really dated.
Friends, these are not old patterns. These are patterns available in major fabric stores right now.
Fortunately there are a lot of great pattern designers out there in blog land and in the independent sewing pattern market.
You just can’t find them at Joann’s.