I looked in Sam's drawers and realized he has no shorts and only maybe two pairs of pants that fit. He rocks onesies and rompers most of the time, but a boy's wardrobe isn't complete without a few good pairs of shorts.
I was crazy excited to see the new patterns from Oliver + S, especially the Parachute Polo + Sweatpants. Last fall there wasn't a boy offering so I was thrilled there was this time. Especially this, both pieces are boy staples. Don't worry, there's a girl's version of the polo included in the pattern and of course the pants are unisex.
Being it is already in the 80's here most days I knew pants weren't going to be the best, so I shortened the pants, but maybe not quite enough, ha!
I made the size 18 months for my 10 month (what?!) boy and used the Sunny Days Shorts for the approximate length. He wears 18 months RTW, but I didn't account for the fact that I only turn knit under once for the hem, and I didn't look at his height so I probably could have got away with the 12 month length. But, they will last for a while, which is perfect because I pretty much love them.
I did the button holes for the waistband and then managed to sew them to the inside of the waistband. I thought about unpicking for about five seconds then just decided to pay more attention next time.
I used a lightweight French Terry (for the first time ever) and it was perfect. Aside from the curling, but I could deal with that.
He is also wearing his octopus Field Trip Raglan that while not sewn this KCW fits with the theme.
After I finished the first pair and realized what a quick and satisfying sew it was, I immediately cut out another pair and had them finished in about thirty minutes. Can't beat that.
This time I used a Ponte knit for the solid and the contrast. I happened to have a scrap of this blue stripe left from a maxi skirt I made myself (and never blogged) a while back, I was so excited it matched perfect and that I am a hoarder.
It hadn't crossed my mind, but today Liesl blogged a sweatpants inspiration post and one of the examples was to have the waistband contrast. I was just going to do the solid, but loved the idea of the stripe, though I didn't manage to get a great shot of it.
I also made him a School Bus Tee sized 18 month. And even though I KNOW to go based off his body measurements, I just went with his RTW size and it ended up huge on him. Which is better than too small, haha! And it isn't such a bad thing, he does have quite a few shirts in his drawers already.