I love finding clothing for my boys that's a little funky. I love stuff that has some rock 'n roll flavor to it. However, it's too hard to find cool clothing like that without a giant price tag. So, I made Rex these pants the other day.
He likes them. I love them and I smile when I see his little bum in them.
They are made of thin corduroy. They are green because Rex adores anything that's green and if I was going to go through the effort of making them I wanted to know that he'd wear them. Luckily, he's a big fan.
So here's how it went. For the pants I used Dana's pants pattern and tutorial (with the flat front option). If you need a different size than 2-3T you can always try tracing a currently-fitting pair of pants to make your own pattern. I also used her pocket tutorial for the pockets in front.
For the back pockets I made my own little pattern on paper. The paper was the exact size I wanted the pockets to be, so I cut two pieces a bit larger than the paper.
I pressed the edges inward and then topstitched around the entire pocket.
For the flaps I cut two pieces for each pocket. (I wouldn't have been able to get the curve I wanted by folding the fabric under like I did on the main pocket.)
I put them right sides together and sewed them, leaving the top open. I clipped the corners, inverted the flap, and folded the open area across the top in. I pressed it and topstitched the whole flap.
I used embroidery floss to embellish the pockets. If you aren't familiar with how to embroider, you can see my short tutorial HERE. It's not hard, but it does always take a little longer than I think it will.
Once the pockets were finished I pinned them in place. (It would have been easier to sew them on before sewing the pants together, but I really wanted to make sure their placement was perfect since I hadn't tried these pockets before.)
I stitched the pockets on (three sides of the bottom pocket and just across the top of the flap.) Before stitching I sewed on the buttons. My little guy isn't going to be using the back pockets, so I thought it would be easiest to have them buttoned closed. (They could easily be made useable by making a buttonhole on the flap.)
Here's his little J. Crew pose.
He's currently decided, however, that he has much better posing ideas than I do. Here are some of his own.
Yes, he IS indeed posing with the garden hose. Let's just say he's creative :)
That's it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by.