Monday, September 10, 2012

Burdastyle 05/2011-142

In between fighting with my jacket muslins, I needed a little mental break, and the big boy child needs some pants, so I sewed him a pair.
I know, they look a little like pajamas. He never wears wovens.
The pattern I used was #142 from the 05/2011 issue of Burdastyle magazine. It is designed for woven fabrics with a jersey waistband, but I used an interlock from the stash for the pant and jersey for the waistband. I also replaced the drawstring with elastic.
I chose this pattern for the cute pockets. In front, there are hip pockets that I topstitched in place with my coverstitch machine. I was sort of copying the look of these pants by Mini-Boden. I matched the topstitching thread to the color of the waistband.
The back has patch pockets, which I attached with the coverstitch, and reinforced the corners with bar tacks in a darker shade of grey.
He wore them to school and all afternoon playing and reports that he likes them and they are comfortable. High praise from Logan, so I immediately made another pair. This time I let him choose the fabric, and he surprised me by choosing a woven herringbone suiting in a nice dark grey.
Since these are a bit dressier than the knit pair, I left off all of the topstitching and omitted the back pockets, but i kept the front hip pockets. A boy needs pockets.
Instead of a contrasting jersey waistband, I made this one of self fabric. I did have to ease the pants into the waistband just a little, since the original was drafted for a stretch fabric, but it worked out and Logan is really pleased with his new church pants.
Purple smile courtesy of bribery with popsicle.


Cindy said...

I love the bar tacks on the back pockets of the first pair! Both pairs of pants look great.:)

CGCouture said...

Cute! The bar tacks are very cool, and the boy seems to like them, a major WIN! :-)

gMarie said...

What an adorable boy! Love the comfy pants and the bar tacks on the first pair. And then dressy? Go Logan!! g

Anonymous said...

Please tell Logan that he looks 'Super Cool' in both pairs of those pants! (Love the purple grin)

Marge R

Kyle said...


Anonymous said...

Great job

Marjie said...

Wow, Logan's getting big! Both pairs of pants look great on him, and I'm glad he's so pleased with them. Hope he and Myra are both enjoying school this year.