Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Pants

So I finally finished the storybook-inspired pants for No Bill Dill's Once Upon A Thread Series!

And I'm really happy with the way they came out!!! (they're size 3, in case you're wondering) 

If you aren't familiar with the premise in Bill Martin Jr.'s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, it's simple: every letter of the alphabet climbs up the coconut tree when, chicka chicka boom booom, the tree shakes sending letters falling everywhere.

It's such a cute book with a wonderful read aloud rhythm.

And do you notice this new detail? My own personal "Meremade" label!! (Blurry photo, sorry!)

Both of my boys adore this book so I wanted to make pants that reflected the playfulness of this story.

Of course I had to include the coconut tree....(strategically placing those coconuts!)

A few falling letters in the front and...

A few in the back!

This is my first time participating in a sew along (if you'd call it that) and it was fun to give myself a new challenge!

Check out the other participants  on No Big Dill's Flicker Group!  And read more about the Once Upon A Thread series here! 


  1. Wow! I love those pants, they look awesome! Are the tree/letters just regular cotton fabric or felt or what? And how did you make your labels? Those pants are going to be the envy of all preschoolers everywhere (and probably preschool teachers, too)!


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  3. Craftsister....I should have mentioned the materials I used! Yes, regular cotton pants and then the letters and tree are all soft felt. The labels were professionally made, although I have read some good online tutorials showing you how to essentially make your own label (it would involve printing your label onto fabric "paper" that you can load into your printer and then cut).

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