Sewing for Service: April Showers

When Jeanine from Scientific Seamstress challenged us to shower some babies with love this April, I was happy to join along.  She’s coordinating with some missionaries who are currently working & serving in Haiti.  They do a lot of work in the community, including in the local hospital where there are many parents who have literally nothing with which to wrap or clothe their newborns.

Jeanine is offering up her Poofy Pants pattern in size 0-3 months for FREE.  It’s perfect for baby gifts, your own sweet little one at home, and especially for some newborns in need. 

Of course, I had to make some for my new tiny girl (I can’t believe she’s nearly two months!).  I was thrilled to discover that the style of these pants is perfect for fitting around her fluffy cloth-diapered bum.

Because Haiti is so hot, Jeanine suggests we make the Poofy Pants out of a light weight material & also make them unlined.  She provides a tutorialfor finishing the unlined pants on her blog. So, I pulled out some of my favorite vintage sheet cuts as well as another cotton print from my stash.  I used one of the vintage sheets for PJ pants for myself a while back, so now we both have matching comfy pants. This was an easy pattern & stitched up quickly.  I already made a pair for my daughter as well as a few pairs to bless some babies in Haiti.
We encourage you to help with the April Showers and make and donate some Poofy Pants.  You’ll find the free pattern as well as the information needed to send them, in the Scientific Seamstress Lab Groupon Facebook.  You will mail the pants to the US mission base, who will then send them off to Haiti, so you don’t have to worry about International shipping.

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