Tuesday, October 16, 2012

meet henry and henrietta

okay - before i cause any more confusion, let's just get this out there in the open. the henry and henrietta pants are the SAME pattern. the reason i decided to split the name was because of my little tow-headed fireball. one day i told her i was making her some fun pants. she asked what they were called. i said, oh the henry pants. and this is what followed: "oh, okay. well, i don't want to wear any pants that are called a boy's name."

so, to avoid all future meltdowns, to her they were the henrietta pants. i just kinda figured there were more fireballs out there that may refuse to wear henry pants - so i made them both gender friendly. :)

now, to meet those notorious pants.

over and again you ladies have asked me for more boy patterns. i try my hardest, but my noggin doesn't work as well when it comes to those boys. however, when designing daydream believer in my head i envisioned a slim-fitting pant with a flat front, elastic back, flared legs and suspenders. i was DYING to have some suspenders. and after many bad words, muslins thrown across the sewing room and then into the trash, the henry pant was born.

but, a certain someone couldn't just stop there. i had to keep going. add more details, more options and of course, make them unisex since i thought that would be a great cost-effective answer for a momma with both boys and girls. so, i kept at it and about 50 pages later (haha, not that long...but pretty darn close) i had instructions written out for the henry/henrietta pant with many, many options to make them your own. 

like suspenders? great. 


don't? well, then that is just fine too! 


want a welted pocket? GO FOR IT, it isn't as hard as you think. promise! (ps - there are instructions included for a welt pocket with or without button)

how about a cute button-tab front? sure thing my dearys.

ps - check out that adorable blouse. all courtesy of a gorgeous pattern by the brilliant ladies of violette field threads. seriously, you might need it. if not that one, i am sure they have something else you need. especially if you and i define wants and needs similar. ;)

you cannot go wrong with this pant. ever. 

i even included in the 459 page instructional booklet (hehe) an inseam chart so that you have a sort of GUIDE to help you decide sizes. 

oh yeah, AND i have a secret to tell. for those of you that asked for a pants edition of the summer sailors...guess what? yep, here you go. :) fooled you didn't i?

and now, i am going to knock your socks off. just because BG and HB play so well together, we have teamed up again. up to no good, hilary and i have decided to do another buy this pattern and get a discount code for her shop. because you realize, fabric and patterns go hand in hand, right?

so, if you purchase the henry/henrietta pant in the first three days of debut (so either on wednesday, thursday or friday) i will email you a discount code to get 10% off your purchase at HBfabrics. sweetness. total sweetness. she just happened to test the henry for me and check out her little cutie sporting some suspenders. it really is the coolest to sport the 'spenders, the girl behind BG has been sporting them a while (read here). word.

oh, and another thing - since my last blog post about running on empty i am sure you have seen how well i have shaded out. i told yall i was good at that. i have really enjoyed it. but also, i invested in a program that sends you your patterns immediately for instant download. it has been working fantabulously and i think i may love it as much as yall do! however, it doesn't work on bundle patterns, so, if you buy a bundle - i still have to email those out separately. but, just FYI - your henry/henrietta has the possibility of being in your hands within 5 minutes of purchase. wahoooooo!

so, don't hesitate - tomorrow morning when i drag myself out of bed at noon (wait, i was having a fabulous daydream just then of catching up on sleep) i will make the pattern live in my etsy store. i will email you within 24 hours of purchase the code to HBfabrics which will be good through the weekend. what a rocking start to hump day!

peace out geese!

1 comment:

Courtney @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes said...

I love those pants!! Would you mind telling me what fabric you used for the blue pants?