Added Jan 6, 2012
Made these pants for my 3 year old son from a 50c pillowcase from the charity show,. The material was labelled as Indian cotton, which is medium weight but had become lovely and soft from use and had a vintagey appearance. The fabric is a palest shade of mint green with widely spaced stripes.
The pillowcase was actually quite small and even after unpicking the pillowcase seams, I did not have enough width to cut the pants back pieces. The crotch curve was cut off by the lack of fabric width. To overcome that, I patchworked some offcuts to make up some width. Thus, a self-patchwork design was born. To carry through the theme, I used more offcuts to do some creative patchwork overlays on the pants front pieces.
Upcycled Indian cotton pillowcase
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