Don’t I have great socks? Just when I was down to about 5 pairs of socks a friend emptied her sock stash and gifted me many pairs. This is the way the Lord provides.
Back to sewing. I do not sew my own socks. Yet. Back to sewing PANTS.
These are again pants for the 12 year old. I narrowed the leg substantially, tapering it down to the ankle, along the inseam. Pants are narrower in fashion right now, and I didn’t want pants for school to look like baggy sweats on him.
I made this version in black French terry. I have mixed feelings about the result. It drapes. It’s not what I expected for kids casual pants…
I can’t believe how long his legs are, and growing more every time I measure him for pants. I actually didn’t have enough fabric AGAIN.
As a result I made the waistband out of ribbing. I made the pockets out of T-knit. I ADDED a ribbing cuff, because these were a tiny bit too short AGAIN!!! And he still is a skinny kid. None of the store bought pants that are long enough in the leg stay up around the waist.
Next up, this same pattern, in a softshell. He has requested waterproof wind proof cozy pants that don’t look like snow pants.