After what seems like forever, I finally got the sewing machine out again! I’ve finished two projects, yay! One is a toy, which I’ll blog about later, but the second is the worlds most awesome pair of trousers.
I don’t often get to make clothes for my son (4.5yrs), he simply gets too many as gifts – especially T-shirts. But, he has had a growth spurt recently and all his trousers are getting a bit small. Flicking through the April issue (4/2015) of Burda, I spotted a pair of trousers, the sizing started at 5yrs, so I figured they should fit him.
I had an old pair of jeans which I had already used part of for another project, and some pirate fabric from my stash. I pretty much followed the pattern as described, omitting the back pockets and using the pirate material for the inner waistband, front pockets and belt loops. I have to say, I’m delighted with the results, and more importantly, my son is too!
I do need to find a smaller belt for him, as the one in the photo wraps almost twice round him. I would have also liked to make the legs about 1″ longer, but didn’t have quite enough material. I plan to use the pattern as a basis for some shorts and will probably try and add some elastic to the waistband for a better fit. The pattern itself was pretty straight forward, although I did sew the zip facing on backwards, but this was easily rectified. I admit I did refer to the culottes pattern in the magazine for some guidance as this was the subject of a pattern walk through with step by step photos. I did as usual cock up the buttonhole, even though my practise one came out fine. Other than those niggles, I’m more than happy with my return to sewing.
For reference the version in the magazine is as in the following photo, I would link to the pattern on the Burda website, but can’t find it.