Jan 20, 2014

Kindergarten Pants for the Little Man

Recently, I have decided to start sewing again for my son. I made a gorgeous outfit for my daughter not too long ago, and she refuses to wear it! I am not at all sure why. My son, on the other hand, loves everything I make. From shirts to quilts. So I decided to make him some pants, which is what he needs. 
I used this free pattern, which is about a size 4/5. My son is a skinny 6 year old, so I enlarged the pattern a little bit and got a light-gray pair of pants that fit him OK, but weren't roomy enough (I was glad I used an old fleece sweatshirt of my husband's for the "trial run"). I opted to use knit fabric rather than cotton as the pattern does because it's what my son seems most comfortable in. And I also wanted him to be able to wear them to gym class and run around. Aaaaand, there's a pair of Carter's pants that he has that I wanted to try to replicate. I also seem to have more knit fabric suitable for a boy than cotton. :) 
The dark-gray pants featured in these photos worked out much better. I increased the pattern quite a bit more and widened the ankle some too. I also didn't do a cuff as the pattern calls for, but did follow the rest of the directions, including those for these awesome pockets. I think they are what make these pants so cool. For the lining, I used a cotton truck print from the stash. The main fabric was some sort of fleece from JoAnn's remnant bin.

Oh, and I added the faux drawstring at the waist, which I also think makes the pants look more professional. And a clothing label!
My kid wore these pants to gym class the day I took these pictures and they held up to some kindergarten craziness, so I think that makes them a success. Happy!
Does anyone else have a good (and easy) pants pattern for boys that they've liked? Please share if you do! I'd love to know.

5 comments:

  1. Aw, isn't it more fun to sew when kids love to wear what we make! :)
    Great looking pants! I have tried making fleece pants, but it looked only like a pajama pants, not professional looking like yours. I cannot let my kid wear that to the school!

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  2. Those are so great and look really comfy!

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    1. Thanks, Janice! He's just worn them three days straight, so I think he likes them. :)

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  3. The results look like a pair of retail pants. Awesome job.

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    1. Thanks ChiChi! That was my goal. I have my share of misses, but I think these are a hit!

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