Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Pants


While looking for school clothes for my oldest son, I realized I should just make some. I figured if I could come up with a decent pants pattern, I could make a few pairs that would suit him. My son picked out striped turquoise and grape fabric from Etsuko Furuya's Echino line.


I used the pattern making method I learned at my Machine Project Sewing 102 class. The pattern is inspired by the Mini Boden sailing trousers I purchased earlier in the summer for both the boys.


I have a habit of making patterns too large and these pants were no exception. The proportions, however, came out perfectly. I was easily able to alter the pants so they fit great. I will amend my pattern before I make another pair. In doing so, I hope I'll develop a better sense for making more true to size patterns.


The pants were received with true delight.


And I know I'm his mom and all, but I think he's about the cutest guy on the planet. I love his style along with everything else.

7 comments:

  1. Definitely stylish. Definitely.

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  2. Little man does have style, just like his mom.

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  3. I'll pass on the kind words to the big little guy. Thanks for the kindness, Phoenix.

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  4. Simply adorable! We love him & his style!

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  5. Thank you. I'll pass it on to the big guy.

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  6. totally cool. he and eleanor would be quite the pair on the playground...right down to the striped socks and shoes!

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