Checks pants

Checks pantsChecks pants: Back pockets

I miss my blog! It has been too long since I post about sewing and you might (or, uhm, you might not) wonder where I’ve been. Well, it’s just that real life sometimes got in the way of blogging life, that’s a sad fact. Or maybe I just didn’t try hard enough.

So the last two weeks I had been busy with my little things, and now that they are finished, I can go back making stuff! I need something fast to sew that can make me happy again. And usually that thing is Sidra’s pants. Really, it’s my instant gratification. I’ve made a lot of pants for Sidra and he grew out of them before they had a chance to even look worn. So I had a lot of practice there and sewing a new pair of pants is like an automatic process, I don’t have to think about what to do next because my hands already know where to go.

But enough rambling about the complicated thinking behind the making a boy’s pants. This is the pants that I made for Sidra yesterday. The fabric is linen in checks pattern. I bought it too long time ago that I felt guilty every time I caught a glance of it. Glad that now I have found use for it! The pictures were taken this morning as he went to school in his new pair of pants.

Checks pants

Checks pants: Front pocket Checks pants

On another note, I just got a very interesting mail last night from a person with the name Sidra too! She was very excited to know another Sidra in the world. Me too! I’ve never known anyone with the name Sidra before. It is not a common Indonesian name, so Sidra always have people saying that they’ve never heard that name. And people usually assume that the name is from Gulf of Sidra in Libya.

Well, I had no reason to name my son after a gulf somewhere. Actually the name is of Latin origin and it means ‘star-born’,  because he’s the star of my life! I guess every child is the star in the mother’s life.

So I would like to say hello to every Sidra out there. Hello, Sidra!

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  • Elizabeth

    He looks so happy in those and that is always the most important thing!

  • How adorable!!!

  • I love those pants! The check linen is great! And I love the meaning behind his name, what a great story and a good way to let him no every day how much he is loved, besides his awesome pants his Mom made him 🙂

  • Sidra poses so naturally. And he’s very handsome in his new pants. Good to have you back in blog land 😉

    Hugs from Holland.

  • Great pants. They look great on Sidra.

  • Hello Novita,

    I’ve stumbled upon your blog a few months ago. I can’t remember how I found you, but I think your blog is amazing so I’ve been following you ever since. I love your fun sense of style!

    I’m a self taught crafter. Hopefully I’ll learn to sew my own dresses like you. Ah, one fine day… 🙂

    Sidra looks so cute in those trousers. And he poses like a pro!

    Best regards from a Malaysian in UK,

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Cheryl! Thanks for the comment, don’t worry too much about sewing, just have fun with it! ^^

  • I love the meaning of his name! The meaning of a name is very important! And the pants are rockin’!

  • My neice’s name is Sidera, which is Latin for stars, or something like that.. So, I think the same name, just a little bit different.

    Great photos – I love the check pants on the brickwork (which is very clean street). And those blue shoes are great!

    • verypurpleperson

      Another Sidera! Yes I think it’s the same name with different pronunciation 🙂

  • roe

    Sidra is the greatest child model ever!
    Haha, since I’ve been following your blog, I want to wear everything you’ve made him.

    That is either (a) because your clothes are awesome, (b) Sidra makes everything look good or (c) very much a & b.

    I think I’m leaning towards C. Hooray ^_^!

    • verypurpleperson

      Awww you’re nice, thank you!

  • Agostina

    coincidence! today i’ve been wondering where were you!!! hahaha, i’m glad you are back. i miss your projects!!

  • Those pants are gorgeous Novita, and Sidra looks so happy wearing them!

    It’s good to see you blogging again…

    Cheers from Toronto


    • verypurpleperson

      It feels good to blog again, Maria. I’m happy!