Would you look at what happened after a few washes? What the hell?
More fabrics from the basement, and a pattern from my binder. Nothing new bought for this. Actually, really exciting news. While cleaning in my fabric hell I was able to combine 2 blue bags into 1! It was during that process I came across these pants, already cut out, with the pattern pieces still attached. If my memory serves me right I was attempting to alter the size 8 pattern to fit my 12 year old and discovered they were, again, too short. In frustration I threw them into the pit of dispair. Well, discovering them now is Gods perfect timing, as the 10 yr old just asked for more cozy pants.
Boys pants must have pockets. I chose a contrasting remnant to make the pockets. Too weird? I think the top stitching helps make them look store bought. I love top stitching. I really enjoy doing it, and I really like the look. Chalk line will disappear once I wash them….
I added a heavy ribbing waist for the elastic casing, but in reality, when he finally tried them on, they are a few inches too long, so I could have just turned under a waist band.
To compensate, I made a wide ankle cuff, and put elastic in, to keep the pants from dragging on the floor until he grows a wee bit taller.
Overall, I am very, very pleased with the completed pants.
And, it’s gone from my basement forever! That’s the best part!