Monday, April 23, 2012

KCWC day 1: corduroy pants for Brother

Since I don't have too much on my plate as far as projects go right now, I thought I'd join in Elsie Marley's KCWC (Kids Clothing Week Challenge: A challenge to work on children's clothes for at least an hour a day for one week).  Today I made some pants for Brother.

Brother would live in pajama pants if I let him.  Most of the time I do let him wear pajama pants, but there are times that I want him to look just a littler spiffier than that, and I force him to wear jeans or khakis.  I asked him recently why he doesn't like jeans, and he responded: "Umm...Because they make my skin hurt."  I suspect that the fact that they are hard to get into by himself also make jeans less appealing to my independent little guy.

So I decided to try to make a pair of pants that would be durable, cute, comfortable, and easy to put on.  I used materials I had on hand: green and orange corduroy that I picked up for a song at our local Bargain Basement plus some thread and elastic from my stash.

I based my design on Dana's kid pants with a flat front tutorial/pattern.  I added a band of super-soft knit fabric from an old t-shirt on the inside to encase the elastic, protecting his skin from being rubbed raw by tough corduroy seams.

So far they seem to be a success.  Brother put them on immediately and delightedly, posed for pictures without complaint, and has been wearing them ever since.


meg said...

not taking them off is the best compliment you can get!

Tammie said...

aww. so excellent for him.

Anonymous said...

THese are awesome!! Well done!! : - }