Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Weekend Sewing Huck Finn pants

My poor little neglected boy tore a hole in his very favorite "Kitty" shorts, so after I repaired the hole, I decided to make him a new pair of shorts, out of this fun fireman print that he picked out.
I've had great luck with the Huck Finn pant from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing, and so I wanted to use it, but Logan is currently wearing the largest size, and they are way too short and a wee bit snug, so I decided to sort of cheater grade them up by adding 1/2 inch (for a total of 2 inches around) to the width of each pattern piece and 2 inches total to the length.  I think it worked well and preserved the cute shape of these pants.

Now, if only I could get him to wear them!!!  Kids!

ETA: He wore them!!  Apparently, they are swimming shorts.  Silly me...  When I told him to go get his shorts for the Splash Park, he came back with these in hand.  Who was I to argue?
They fit just as they are supposed to - long and full (so he can wear them a while!!)
I'm pretty sure he ISN'T peeing in the sprinkler here...  I love the slight bell shape that the legs have.  Totally fun pants!

10 comments:

  1. Cute shorts. I'm sure he'll love them once he gets them broke in.

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  2. I love that fabric! I too know the pain of trying to tackle a child for a picture. Although most of the time mine is a ham for the camera.

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  3. What cute shorts - I really like that great fireman print. Good luck with getting your kiddo to wear them! (My niece has just started wearing a pinafore I made her 12 months ago - see there's always hope!)

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  4. Sounds like you should be making pants for -yourself-..

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  5. Those are great! I'm sure they will become favorites "shortly". Get it...haha ha...er, maybe not... LOL! I'm such a dork!

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  6. what a cute boy print! they're adorable :)

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  7. Cute shorts! Kids have their own agenda, so if they are worn as swim shorts--well, maybe that's what they are supposed to be!

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  8. Very fun shorts! And very funny kid. Mine do the same thing.

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  9. Glad to hear you like the pattern. I have the book but yet to try anything from it.

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  10. Really cute! I have that book and will have to keep that pattern in mind. I have tons of cute little girl patterns, but am always looking for more cute and fun little boy stuff.

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