apple picking pants


I bought this great fabric when it was released – it’s the cotton canvas apple print from Melody Miller’s Picnic collection. The kids caught me browsing fabric one day and immediately requested pants out of it. Hazel picked this colorway, and Max this one.


I washed the fabric as soon as it arrived, but then promptly forgot about it. Then suddenly last week I remembered and quickly whipped up some pants for the kids. Apple pants while picking apples? I just couldn’t resist!

(one apple up on top, two, two apples up on top!)


The pattern is a favorite around here – Rae’s Parsley Pants. The fit is perfect every time, though I do add about 2-3 inches in the length, as these kids are kinda tall.


I haven’t made much in the way of kids clothing lately, but making these pants reminded me that I should. It’s fun to be able to make something unique out of fun fabric, and of course it’s always nice to see how excited the kids are when I show them something I’ve made for them (I realize that won’t last forever, so I best get sewing now!)


Melody Miller's Picnic line is available from many shops, including these shops which are also sponsors of this blog -

Lady Belle Fabric
Hawthorne Threads
Fabric Bubb
Westwood Acres
Intrepid Thread
Llama Fabric
Stash Fabrics
Pink Castle Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop

P.S. Also, this month at Lady Belle Fabric they are celebrating their one year anniversary! They are offering 15% their entire shop with code bday15. (Offer good through the end of this month)

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8 Responses to apple picking pants

  1. 1
    Cindy says:

    Just the cutest pants on the cutest kids!!:) Love the pics- thanks for sharing!

  2. 2
    Pat S says:

    Great pictures. Your kids are just too darned cute and those pants are adorable.

  3. 3

    Ok, so those might be the cutest pants ever. And so perfect for the occasion.

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  5. 5
    Vakerie says:

    Absolutely perfect way to use that material.
    Always look forward to seeing pictures of the kids.
    Have a happy happy fall season!

  6. 6
    Carla says:

    They are sure to always love apples when new clothes are involved ; )
    Very cute

  7. 7
    Sue says:

    These are just the cutest photos. I always love seeing your kids in your shots.

  8. 8
    Vicky says:

    Love the trousers and the fabric choice!

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