Pants have been the most intimidating thing for me to sew. It's one of those things that I couldn't look at and figure out, so I didn't try. I am so not a direction reader. I like pictures. But over at Made for Celebrate the Boy, she made a simple tutorial that I had to try. She also uses all kinds of cute fabrics.
I've been trying to figure out what fabric I was going to use for pants and yesterday a friend brought me a huge pile of old skirts that her mom wore in the 60's. (Thank you Jill!) They are all these wonderful wool fabrics in wonderful condition. I thought they would be perfect for making pants for my son. Oh, and of course making dresses for my girl.
I love this one! This will be so cute in pants.
I picked a plain beige fabric for my trial pair. I worried a bit about the wool because my son is so the princess and the pea when it comes to clothes. It has to be soft or he says it's itchy.
Here is the fabric I chose. I cut it up and these are my 2 front and back pieces. It looks more like a linen to me, but I guess it's wool.
I used a pair of C's jean's to trace the pattern, but I forgot to flare the legs a little. They came together very nicely, but my little princess and the pea, or should I say prince and the pea hates them. As soon as they touched his leg, he said, "Itchy! I don't like them." I was barley able to get them on him for the picture.
He's SO dramatic!
Already taking them off.
So, they are a little too skinny and they look like a potato sack. At least I learned how to do pants. :-) But these ones are a waste. Maybe I can give them away to some little boy that isn't so picky about his fabric. At least they didn't cost me anything to make.