kids clothes, sewing

baby pants Rae style!

Had to snag up Made by Rae’s Big Butt Baby Pants pattern the other day, did you?  You can’t go wrong with a well fitting pants pattern.  Of course there has been a few babies born (and almost born) that I can sew for.  As an added bonus and the biggest size should be plenty big for Emily and I can’t wait to make her a bunch for the fall and winter. 

I love this pink bears print, I had picked it up at one of my local quilt shops (which is now closed for good and I’m really missing it – she always carried the cutest Japanese prints).  I figured it was about time I cut into it.  It’s perfect for a baby girl.

Oh, and don’t even get me started about this elephant print.  I’m not even lying when I say that I have wanted this fabric for sooo long.  I was so excited when I jumped on Hawthorne Threads the other day and saw these cuties staring at me.  Kind of a sickness, I know.  Anyway, I didn’t hesitate to load up my shopping cart!

I’m excited to meet my nephew who will soon be wearing these teeny baby pants!

PS.  I really want to ask this random question and find out what you think about the advertising towers on my blog.  I added an additional one the other day and I hope that it doesn’t make my blog feel too commercial.  I was really hesitant to add a second tower, but the bit of moola that I get from having them there helps fund the fabric budget.  But really, I’d love to hear your opinions…

44 thoughts on “baby pants Rae style!

  1. Leslie says:

    these pants are way too cute…i love the elephants.

  2. Love the pants! I’ve got my pattern all put together, but I’ve yet to get any sewn. Great fabric choices as usual.

    Funny you should mention the advertising because I actually did notice that you had added a second tower when I came over to link to the clutch tutorial.

    I struggle with that too (double the $ is always nice). I only have one right now because I want to preserve the look of my blog and don’t want it to scream advertising. I think it’s up to you, but I would definitely say two towers is much more noticeable than one. Such a tough decision.

    Have a wonderful day and great job on the pants!


  3. Amy says:

    What adorable pants! I wish I had a friend having a baby so I could make some.
    As for the advertising, yes we all see it but who cares! I can only speak for myself but I come here because you are adorable and you make awesome stuff! As long as it allows you to keep doing what you are doing, go for it! I think we all understand! Amy 🙂

  4. Valerie says:

    Honestly, the way your web page displays in my browser, the entire right two columns are never visible so I’m not confronted by the ads anyhow. *grin*

  5. Caroline says:

    The advertising doesn’t bother me. I think it is far less noticeable on your blog than others. Plus, you do a great job of keeping the actual content of your blog personal and non-commercial, which is part of the reason that it is one of my favorite sewing blogs.

  6. Laura says:

    I noticed the super cute pants and not the towers. I say do what you need to do – fabric is pricey!

  7. Grandma G says:

    Funny, but when I read about your advertising tower, I thought “Where is it?” until I read through the comments and realized I had to scroll sideways to see it. So I don’t mind it at all. 😉 But then, people don’t see the stuff below it, either, if they have to scroll, so that’s not so great. My screen setting is 1024×768, BTW.

    The pants are really cute!

  8. Taylor says:

    Adorable pants! I especially love the elephants! Oh and I think you should add more advertising! It doesnt bother me when blogs have a lot because I know how much it helps them and a girl’s gotta live right?!!?

  9. Chris says:

    Yes, the fabrics are drool worthy…no the blog doesn’t look too commercial. I understand the revenue issue.

  10. Karin van D. says:

    Those pants are really cute. Especially in that picture with you holding them, then you see how tiny they really are. Nice!

    About advertisement: I’m not a big fan, I have to say, of advertisements on blogs. I recently unsubscribed from a couple of blogs that I once loved, just because their blog turned into one big advertisement gig, with constant promotions/sponsored giveaways etc. Such a shame. But as someone else said before: you keep your content as far as I know commercial free and personal, so that’s most important and that’s what I am here for.

  11. Erica says:

    So cute! These pants are on my ever expanding list of projects to do:)

  12. DJ Rose says:

    Love the pants.

    Didn’t notice the second tower. 🙂

  13. Nancy-Jane says:

    Very cute. I loved making shorts for my kids, too, when they were little and tried using fun fabrics, also. They were passed down to the cousins after they outgrew them so lots of kids got to enjoy them.

  14. dana says:

    great pants! that Elephant print is too cute. love it all…even the towers 🙂

  15. Jessica says:

    I only notice the main part of blogs anymore—don’t tell the advertisers:) I think your blog is very clean and easy to navigate. I think advertise all you need to in order to keep the good stuff coming!!!! btw…the elephants MAY be on there way to my house now too–haha!!

  16. Jenny says:

    Ads don’t bother me. And please tell your advertisers that unlike Jessica, I pore over the ads. I mean, I really pay attention to those ads. Most of the time I click over and buy something. From all of them. Every day.

  17. Gwen says:

    These are ridiculously cute. I have to make some for my youngest.

    I agree with Caroline… I hardly notice the ads on your blog, which is something I have always liked about your blog. I did notice the new tower when I came over today, but it’s not “in your face”.

  18. Mary says:

    Awww, cute pants! I love that elephant print too – I snatched up the FQ bundle a couple weeks ago, and the grey is definitely my favorite.

    I don’t think the ads detract at all – no worries! You have to fund your fabric budget somehow, right? 😉

  19. missavene says:

    Love the pants, very cute 🙂 I cloth diaper, so these would be great!

    The adds are no big deal, I’d keep them.

  20. Vanessa says:

    The pants are adorable! I hope to work on some leggings for the kiddo today.

    As for ads. . . Hey, bloggin’ ain’t easy. Especially considering the time and effort you put into your tutorials. The materials alone are costly, let alone your time. If ads enable you to offer what you do through your blog, I say keep them coming!

  21. Carol & Eddy says:

    Love the pants! The advert tower – do what you need to do for extra fabric moolas, I say! 🙂

  22. the.mrs says:

    Love the pants! i like that you used ribbon as a tag. Great idea!

    What if you moved one of your columns to the other side and had your blog content in the middle of the two columns instead of both of them on one side? I don’t mind them either way, but it may create the illusion of less advertising.

  23. Emily says:

    Great job! I really love the elephant print! I actually didn’t notice the other advertising bar.

  24. Those are the cutest, tiniest pants ever!!
    Sorry for making you fall off your chair yesterday, it’s scary to know my words can have that affect on people thousands of miles away 😉

  25. Rae says:

    HEY!!! Love these, how cute is this??? Add them to the pool if you get a chance!

    And yes, the ad question…bah. I hate ads but as you know I have one on my site too, I feel like I have to do it to compensate myself for all the time I spend dealing with blog-related stuff that I don’t really want to do but have to. I think even people like me (who used to be completely totally anti-ad) recognize that once you get to a certain point, you have to either make a little money or give it up completely, so you just keep doing what you’re doing!!! It’s not a big deal and people will support you whatever you do because you have an awesome blog!!!

  26. Beth Lucas says:

    Cute pants! The ads don’t really make a difference to me, since I subscribe on Google reader.

  27. Susan says:

    Oh my gosh – they are so tiny!!!! I LOVE the elephants too!

  28. Katie says:

    Adorable baby pants!

    As for the “towers” of advertisements, I honestly didn’t even notice. Which I guess isn’t the best news for the sellers, but you can rest assured that I, at least, don’t feel like your blog has been taken over by commercial zombies or something. I still think it’s lovely. 🙂

  29. Erica says:

    Cute pants! I think GO for the double the advertising! You deserve the extra $! We all benefit from you. You might as well get some benefits from the advertisers!

  30. Cindy says:

    I too agree with the majority of everyone here- do what you have to do!! If it means you sharing more with us than go for it!! You are talented with what you do and you need to share that with us..:)
    Love the pants- so tiny and cute!!

  31. Alison says:

    The adds don’t detract from your great blog. Anything to fund fabric, I say. Regards, Alison

  32. Dahlia says:

    Cute pants! Sorry a fav fabric store closed…boo! And honestly, I didn’t even notice the ads until you mentioned them. I’m totally prying, but is it worth it to have ads, like, do you make more than $10/month? 🙂

  33. Maxabella says:

    Big Butt Baby Pants – I love it! Your fabric choices are as divine as ever. x

  34. Thorson's says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some BBBP for my cloth diapered littlest. I love the elephants!

    As for the ads, I really think more money = good. My screen is really wide, so they’re definitely in view, but I appreciate that your stuff is on the left – makes for a clean look 🙂

  35. hungiegungie says:

    Girl, as long as you can pay for your fabric habit, I say advertise away! I am thoroughly enjoying your blog and find a lot of ideas here, so thank you! This is by far one of my favorites- ads or no ads…

  36. didn’t notice the towers until you pointed them out =)

  37. Over40 says:

    I read your blog through google reader and the towers don’t show up. I use google reader, not to avoid the ads, but so I know what’s new and who I need to read. I love the pants — the elephants are sooooo cute.

  38. sewtakeahike says:

    sooo cute Anna! they’re so tiny! can’t say the ads are distracting at all, good for you for doing it!

  39. Jeannie says:

    I love those pants!
    Sorry, didn’t notice your advertisments:(

  40. jayayceeblog says:

    Darling pants … love the Big Butt Pants name! If you can advertise on your blog and actually make some money to help feed your addiction =) more power to you!!!

  41. greeting from Taiwan.thank you for sharing lovely baby pants, remind me my first sewing work were lots of pants for my kids 10 yrs ago, they are teenage now..

  42. I love your blog and respect the fact you need get some income out of it. I believe ads are part of this game.
    Keep on your great work!!

  43. mamasan says:

    HEy, we all have a choice about looking at the ads. most important to me is reading your lovely posts and seeing your work. i think they look fine – anyway, the ads blend well with the page and it bothers me not a hoot that you are maximising your earning potential 🙂

  44. I’m going to try it Thank you

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