Mr. Jack will be starting kindergarten next week and I have put off making school clothes for so long the date snuck up on me! I have been thinking about these pants for a few weeks now, I asked Jack three separate days, three separate times if I could make him green pants- even showed him the fabric I was going to use. He said yes, and seemed excited about them. Well, today he went to play at a friend's house with Abby so during the babes naps I decided to finally make them. I was so excited to show him... aaaand he hated them. He said "I didn't think they would be that color green!" Huh?? We talked about this buddy. So I had to bribe him with fruit snacks to put them on, then a funny thing happened. An hour passed and he told me they were really comfy. He still didn't like the color, but I was allowed to make him another pair in a different fabric. He ended up wearing them most of the night and I *think* he likes them now. We'll see.
These pants were heavily influenced by the fabulous Peta's (but remember how he said no red? Yeah, otherwise I would have completely
ripped her off complimented her design) She sews some awesome things for her boys.
So, on to the pattern details. This is the Oliver and S After-school pants, size 4 with 2 inches of extra length. I even did it right this time, and followed the lengthening instructions rather than just adding length to the bottom like usual.
I love the fit! While I have made the top once before this is my first time making the pants, but certainly not the last. I showed Abby the ruffle pocket version and now she wants to be in line for a pair.
I almost think I prefer sewing for boys (*gasp!*), I love thinking of ways to make "fun" things for boys as they are so hard to find in stores!
This was his "can I have my fruit snacks yet??" pose:)
As with all Oliver + S patterns, I am always impressed with the seemingly simple details that make such a big impact. How many people will look close enough at his pants while he is wearing them to notice them? Not many, I am sure, but I think it is what takes them from being homemade to handmade. I don't want my things to look homemade, I am always worried the kids will get teased and not want me to sew for them anymore. Well, except for Jack. I bought him a couple of shirts to start school and asked if I should buy him more and he said no, he wanted me to make some more. Awww.
Again, a Peta detail- and next I want to figure out how to do those rivets like her. He loves this ribbon, I use it a lot in the waistband along with my size tags for his things.
I only had to unpick once to make my yoke line up, yay! (haha) I can't decide, do I just make red ones anyways, or something safe like gray or blue denim? hmmmm....