Thursday, May 13, 2010

slim slacks with letter pockets

There was a last minute change of design with these pants. I had planned to make them in a dark blue denim until yesterday morning. While dressing Sachin in a pair of old jeans he announced "no not these, I want soft ones". Soft ones hey? He's practical just like his Dad. So the re-think began. Had to find something in the stash as I only had last night to get them finished (tonight I'm packing to go away for a few days).

Ta da! Plain but with a little pocket flair on the back courtesy of a thrifted retro bed sheet. It makes me laugh that he has a pair of personalised pants with his initials on the back. Of course he doesn't yet appreciate his mothers genius... but he will :)

I'm not sure why I was so scared of the whole pattern thing. These Hipsters for Slimsters were simple and very straight forward and they fit just as I imagined they would. Perfect pants for slim children with no hips. I plan to make more now that I've mastered the first pair.

I really wish I had an extra couple of days to work on some other ideas floating around in my head. Thanks to Meg I think I have discovered a whole new sewing world.... I'll start with the kids then maybe get enough confidence to try adult clothes next.


Andrea @ said...

They are wonderful! Love the colors. He looks like he loves them too :)

I have a weekly Thursday blog party especially for people to share things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you'd like!

Anonymous said...

These pants are great - the sheet for the pockets is a real find!
I have a few baby's fabric books aside for that sort of use too.

Helen said...

These look great and I like the pocket detail! Thanks for the pattern tip off, my son is on the skinny bum side too, so I'll certainly be looking these up.


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