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He finally got his pants

Added Jun 2, 2010

by runningwiths...

Winnipeg, Canada






Since acting on my impulse to restart sewing, and starting with a cute little girl skirt, my son got a little jealous and wanted something for himself. Anyone who sews and also has a boy will know that patterns for boys clothes are few and far between. I decided to try to replicate his favorite school pants, a pair of elastic waist band cargo pants. Because my sewing skills are somewhat lacking, I knew I would need a pattern. I scoured the main pattern companies websites, finally finding what I was looking for with Burda (thanks Burda!). I ran out and bought 9641 and have taken about 2 months (!!) to finish them. My son was quite excited when I finally finished the bottom hem (after running out the night before to buy more thread) that he excitedly put them on and started dancing around in them.

I do NOT take beautiful pictures like others on Burda Style (I could only wish…). I was trying to, but either he stood absolutely still, or moved around so fast that the pics were a blur! Unfortunately, we are now coming into summer, so they are likely not to get much wear for the next few months, so I made sure to hem them long to be ready for the fall. The pattern did not call for velcro closures on the pants pocket flaps, but I added it because the other pants had them and I didn’t want them flapping open. I also double top stitched most of the seams to keep the look the other pants have, and for practice.

Overall, I am very proud of them! I haven’t made pants for quite some time.

Material Notes

about 1 m cotton twill, 1" elastic, 4 small pieces of 1" velcro




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  • Roni_sundress1252_small_large

    Aug 16, 2011, 11.26 AMby RoniBarr

    That’s an awsome pair of pants! I’ve been sewing for myself and female friends and my boyfriend looks at me with that sad face that sais “When are you going to sew something for me?” He’s a t-shirt and jeans kinda guy and I don’t think I’m up to jeans yet, but I might be able to give something like this a try… :)

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    Jun 3, 2010, 12.39 AMby farahajh

    You did a great job. Well done!

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