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Mint Delight Boys Pants

Added Jan 6, 2012

by juniecles

Melbourne, Austr...






Made these pants for my 3 year old son from a 50c pillowcase from the charity show,. The material was labelled as Indian cotton, which is medium weight but had become lovely and soft from use and had a vintagey appearance. The fabric is a palest shade of mint green with widely spaced stripes.

The pillowcase was actually quite small and even after unpicking the pillowcase seams, I did not have enough width to cut the pants back pieces. The crotch curve was cut off by the lack of fabric width. To overcome that, I patchworked some offcuts to make up some width. Thus, a self-patchwork design was born. To carry through the theme, I used more offcuts to do some creative patchwork overlays on the pants front pieces.

Material Notes

Upcycled Indian cotton pillowcase




Garment Type

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  • Sam_0020_large

    Jan 8, 2012, 11.52 PMby wardrobe-cat

    Super cool! Very clever use of little fabric. Love it. Does he strut in them? ;)

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      Jan 9, 2012, 11.51 AMby juniecles

      Thanks for your kind words. I have not put the pants on him as yet as it was made a bit longer than he needs right now (in anticipation for milder weather in the months to come).

      I was a little stumped as to what to do when I found the fabric a bit too narrow. Then it struck me why patchwork evolved in the first place :-)

    • Sam_0020_large

      Jan 9, 2012, 09.22 PMby wardrobe-cat

      A sewing ephipany! Funny how these things come to you. ;)

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